Acceptable specimens include: Fresh Tissue (in sterile RPMI-1640, Hank's Balanced Salt Solution, Cytogenetics Transport Media, or sterile saline); or Body Fluids (submit in sodium heparin). If tissue is large, cut into several smaller pieces. Specimen must arrive in Flow Cytometry within 36 hours of collection. Notify Flow Cytometry (800-222-5835, ext. 16385) of specimen arrival in lab. Cells in specimen must be viable.
Blood and Bone Marrow: Notify Flow Cytometry Laboratory (800-222-5835, ext. 16385) before sending the specimen. Specimen must arrive within 48 hours of collection. Cells in the specimen must be viable. Provide CBC and Differential results and EDTA slide(s) (preferably from within 1 week of collection of specimen for Flow Cytometry Immunophenotyping) if available. Markers are selected based upon available clinical history and morphology per pathology protocol.
**For questions regarding other anticoagulants and/or specimen stability, please call 800-222-5835, ext. 16385**
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Marshfield Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test is used for clinical purposes. It should not be regarded as investigational or for research.
Markers are selected based upon available clinical history and morphology per pathology protocol.