Flow Cytometric Immunophenotyping for Leukemia or Lymphoma
 
 

Flow Cytometric Immunophenotyping for Leukemia or Lymphoma

Test name:
Flow Cytometric Immunophenotyping for Leukemia or Lymphoma

Order name:
FLOW LEUK/LYMPH

Specimen requirements:
Sodium heparin peripheral blood or bone marrow, fresh tissue in RPMI, Body Fluid, CSF

Minimum volume:
2mL peripheral blood or bone marrow, 5mL preferred. Minimum of 100mg fresh tissue submitted in RPMI. Two 50mL conicals of body fluid, minimum dependent upon cellularity. 5mL CSF submitted in original collection container, minimum dependent upon cellularity.

Storage and stability information:
Blood and bone marrow, room temperature, 48-72 hours.
Fresh tissue, refrigerate, 48-72 hours.
Body fluid, refrigerate, 48-72 hours.
CSF, refrigerate, 48-72 hours.

Test performed:
Daily

Methodology:
Flow Cytometry

Reference range:
See laboratory report

Clinical significance:
This test is primarily ordered by hematopathologists to help confirm a diagnosis of hematologic malignancy or to classify the tumor.

CPT codes:
88184 for the first marker, 88185 each additional marker, 881867 for 2-8 markers, 88188 for 9-15 markers, 88189 for 16 or more markers.