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LYMPHOMA PANEL BY FLOW CYTOMETRY, USING FRESH TISSUE BIOPSY

Synonym

ATTN FLOW - Flow Cytometry - Lymphoma Panel using Fresh Tissue Biopsy

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Fresh tissue or fresh tissue submitted in RPMI

Handling

Ensure that the tissue is completely immersed in the RPMI nutrient media. Maintain specimens at room temperature, avoid temperature extremes. Call Client Services ASAP (503) 413-1234 or Toll Free (877) 270-5566 to arrange for PRIORITY pickup and delivery to the Flow Cytometry Lab, preferably the same day as the biopsy. Tissue will be processed for lymphoma workup. The cell suspension can be held if requested until routine histologic sections are available for review. With previous arrangements, specimens can be accepted on Saturday and processed ASAP. For complete collection and handling guidelines see Cytogenetics, Flow Cytometry and FISH Specimens for Leukemia, Lymphoma and Other Oncology Referrals.

Preferred Volume

Tissue, ~ 1 cumm; if fine needle biopsy, 2-3 cores 1 cm long

Minimum Volume

1 fine needle core

Transport

Room temperature (20-25°C)

Rejection Criteria

No specimen is rejected before consultation with pathologist.

Testing Information

Note

If the entire biopsy specimen is submitted without previous gross examination by a pathologist, routine histologic evaluation must also be requested. Call the Pathology Department (503) 413-6118 in advance to discuss the case with a pathologist.

Performed

Mon - Fri (0800-1900), by special arrangements on Sat

Reported

24-48 hours excluding weekends

Method

Flow Cytometry

Reference Values

Reference Values

A formal report on flow cyotometric surface marker analysis will include review of routine histology for correlation. If the entire biopsy is not submitted, please include representative histologic sections.

Comments

Supplies including RPMI are available upon request.

CPT Codes

88184, 88185, 88189

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 11:12:26 AM


Client Services: 503-413-1234