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Flow Cytometry
Specimen Collection: Bone Marrow Aspirate/Peripheral Blood: Sodium heparin (green top) tube or EDTA (lavender top) tube. Solid Tissue/CSF: RPMI transport media
Collection Procedure: Please see detailed instructions posted on our Flow Cytometry page
Specimen Stability: Maintain bone marrow, peripheral blood and solid tissue at room temperature. Refrigerate cerebrospinal fluid.
Unacceptable Specimen: Specimen containers without two (2) patient identifiers and specimens submitted in inappropriate collection media.
Department: Flow Cytometry
Method: Beckman Coulter Gallios - 10 color, 3 laser
Turn Around: 2 Days
Performed: Monday – Saturday
Retention: 7 days
CPT Code: First marker is 88184. Each additional marker is 88185.
Notes: If Cytogenetic studies are also being ordered, it is preferable to submit a sodium heparin (green top) tube specifically for Cytogenetics. If only one tube can be submitted, please submit one sodium heparin (green top) tube for both Flow Cytometry and Cytogenetic studies.

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