Test Method

Flow Cytometry

Disease / Condition

used for limited cellularity samples w/ clinical history considerations

Disease Abbreviation


CPT Codes

88185x8; 88189x1
dependent on initial panel.

Test Description

CD7, CD123, CD34, CD13, CD33, CD117, CD19, Near-IR, HLA-DR, CD45

Specimen Requirements

  • Bone marrow aspirate: 1-2 mL in sodium heparin (green top) preferred, or 1-2 mL in EDTA (purple top)
  • Peripheral blood: 3 mL in sodium heparin (green top) preferred, or 3 mL in EDTA (purple top)
  • Fresh Tissue: Multiple 2-3 mm pieces of tissue in RPMI transport media (optimum RPMI to tissue ratio is 15:1; (multiple vials are acceptable)
  • Body Fluids: Mix 1:1 in RPMI transport media

Storage & Transport

Ship specimen the same day whenever possible, with refrigerated (not frozen) cold pack.

Label all tubes with at least two unique patient identifiers. Slides require one patient identifier. Identifiers include name, DOB, specimen ID# or medical record#.

Turnaround time

24 hours

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