Natural Killer Cell (NK) Assay

The first specimen that was selected on the Assay Selection tab will appear in the Specimen Info box at the top of the screen. All fields on the screen are required. You can use the database navigation buttons to switch between specimens that were selected on the Assay Selection tab.

Figure: Natural Killer Cell (NK) Assay screen. Natural Killer Cell (NK) assay data entry screen.

  1. Indicate whether or not Were the results obtained on this specimen. If no, select an option from the Specify Reason list.

  2. Indicate Was the % viability performed on this sample. If yes, enter a value into the Indicate the % viability of the sample field.

  3. Select a value in the Indicate whether the assay was performed on a fresh or frozen specimen.

  4. Enter the date that the assay was run into the Enter the assay setup date field.

  5. Select the Target Code and Target Name from the drop-down lists.

  6. Select the Effector Code and Effector Name from the drop-down lists.

  7. Select the Starting E.T. Ratio. Your selection will change the table below.

  8. For each row, enter the E.T. Ratios, Spontaneous, and Maximum values. If any were not performed, select the N/A check box to the left of the field, then select the appropriate reason from the Censor drop-down list in the right column.

  9. Indicate whether or not Were NK cells enumerated by flow cytometry. If yes, enter the % positive NK marker into the field to the right.

  10. Enter comments (optional), the initials of the Assay Tech who performed the run, and the intials of the person who entered the data into LDMS at the bottom.

  11. Click the button from the LDMS toolbar.

To view the NK Patient Report after entering data for the specimens tested, click the button from the LDMS toolbar.

After you've finished with the first specimen, click the button from the LDMS tool bar and enter the results for the next specimen. Once all specimens have been entered and added, the data entry is complete. You can now return to the Assay Selection tab to perform more work.