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To analyze immune cell populations accurately, a large number of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMCs) must be obtained from blood samples. Traditional manual isolation and SepMateTM isolation of PBMCs consistently yield blood-stained plasma layers and overall low numbers of CD4+ and CD8+ cells. Here, we describe an optimized protocol, using PBS with EDTA to increase PBMC yield from pregnant patients. This protocol enables analysis of CD4+, CD8+, and Regulatory T Cells and is potentially applicable to any immune cell population. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to the SepMateTM website https://www.stemcell.com/products/brands/SepMateTM-pbmc-isolation.html.