Test Method

Flow Cytometry

CPT Codes

88342 x 1
88182 x 1

Test Description

Available as a global test only. DNA analysis of neoplastic populations is a useful tool in the determination of tumor grade and prognosis. Flow cytometric analysis of DNA content utilizes fluorescent dyes which bind to DNA. DNA staining enables assessment of the cell cycle.

Specimen Requirements

Preferred – specimen submitted in paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue

Acceptable – fresh tissue submitted in 10% NBF

Storage & Transport

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

Turnaround time

7 days

Level of Service

Global only