Neutrophil Oxidative Burst Measurement
Replaces NBT Test (Nitro Blue- Tetrazolium)
By arrangement with Laboratory. The sample must arrive at testing laboratory within 24hrs of collection, therefore it must arrive at Health Waikato Laboratory ASAP after collection and by 11AM Thursdays. DO NOT SEND ON FRIDAYS.
A CBC with differential is an essential component of this test. Please ensure one is ordered at time of collection for both patient and control sample.
5 mL EDTA tube (purple)
2 mL EDTA tube (purple)
1 x EDTA tube + control EDTA tube
By arrangement with Laboratory
Canterbury Health Laboratories
A control specimen MUST be included with specimens being sent from outside Christchurch so that the effects of transport and storage can be ascertained.