Flow Cytometry; multi-fluorochrome
This test is for evaluating the depth of response after treatment for multiple myeloma
Pathologist interpretation of results provided.
*Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Requires an adequate number of viable cells for analysis. When sample volume is 4 ml or less, immunophenotypic analysis may not be successful.
Should be collected from a first pull aspirate (the person collecting the marrow should redirect the Jamshidi) into a heparinized syringe that will be transferred into a 7ml green top and thoroughly mixed
The following information is required on a Hematopathology Consult requisition:
1.Relevant clinical history
2.Clinical or morphological findings and suspicions
4.Date and time of collection
5.Phone number and after hours pager number for ordering physician
Add 4 ml of first pull bone marrow aspirate to a green top sodium heparin Vacutainer® tube. Send intact specimen at room temperature within 12 hours of collection.
Samples received in heparin at room temperature.
Sample should be less than 48 hours old when set up.
Specimens may be processed after 48 hours and will be processed up to 72 hours and reported with a comment regarding specimen age.
Test includes pathologist interpretation of results billed as a separate additional charge. This test is not available without interpretation. Additonal markers will be run if clinically indicated. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated. For consultation contact the MLabs Client Services Center or Flow Cytometry Laboratory at 763-9420.