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Flow Cytometry

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Test Description
Flow Cytometry
Synonym(s)

Leukemia Immunophenotyping, Lymphoma Immunophenotyping, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hematology, Hematopathology

Specimen Requirements

Bone Marrow Aspirate/Peripheral Blood: Sodium heparin (green top) tube or EDTA (lavender top) tube. Solid Tissue/CSF: RPMI transport media.


See specific test collection for PNH on Peripheral Blood.

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Required Information

Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history. Label the specimen containers with patient's full name, second unique identifier, and specimen site/source. Please provide a copy of the patient's complete blood count (CBC) report.

Stability

Maintain bone marrow, peripheral blood and solid tissue at room temperature. Refrigerate cerebrospinal fluid.

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Specimen containers without two (2) patient identifiers and specimens submitted in inappropriate collection media.

Department (code)

Flow Cytometry

Methodology

Beckman Coulter Gallios - 10 color, 3 laser

Estimated TAT

2 business days from receipt

Testing Schedule

Monday–Saturday

Retention

7 days

CPT Code(s)

88184 
 
First Marker
88185 
Each additional marker


Interpretation:
88187
88188
88189

Additional Information

If Cytogenetic studies are also being ordered, it is preferable to submit a sodium heparin (green top) tube specifically for Cytogenetics. If only one tube can be submitted, please submit one sodium heparin (green top) tube for both Flow Cytometry and Cytogenetic studies.