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.
* 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.
Days Test Performed
Soft Order Code
Minimal Residual Disease for Multiple Myeloma, Flow Cytometry
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Offsite Collection Instructions
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.
Green top with lithium heparin is unacceptable.
This test should not be used for a new diagnosis of plasma cell neoplasm or for relapsed/refractory disease, please order Leukemia/Lymphoma Immunophenotyping instead, and include history
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.