Flow Cytometry

Leukemia/Lymphoma Testing

Customized panels are used to characterize aberrant hematopoietic cell populations such as T cell disorders, leukemia/lymphoma, myelodysplasia and multiple myeloma . Both Technical and Professional components are available.

Specimen Type

Peripheral Blood
Bone Marrow
Fluid
Needle Aspirate
Tissues

Collection Container

Peripheral Blood and Bone Marrow – Na Heparin (Green top)
Tissue and Needle Aspirates - RPMI with 10% FBS (provided by Trumbull Laboratories). Check fixative vial/collection device for expiration dates. Refrigerate the sample if not shipped immediately.
Fluids – Sterile container. Do not dilute. Refrigerate the sample if not shipped immediately.

Turnaround Time

2-5 days from the time it enters the lab.

Required Information

  • Clinical History – Leukemia (eg acute,chronic, myeloid), lymphoma, myelodysplasia or symptoms suggesting flow cytometric testing.
  • Peripheral blood and bone marrow - CBC drawn at or near the time of sample collection.
  • ICD-9 code
  • Label specimen with two identifiers - acceptable identifiers are: Patient Name, Date of Birth, Hospital Number, SSN, Chart Number or other unique random number. Please also include Source of Specimen when appropriate.
  • Trumbull Laboratories Flow Cytometry requisition - with all information entered or attached to the request.

Hematopoietic Progenitor CD34+ Cell Analysis

The analysis of the absolute number of CD34+ cells in either peripheral blood or the progenitor cell product is determined by the single platform assay.

Specimen Type

Peripheral Blood
HPC Product

Collection Container

Peripheral Blood - Potassium Heparin (Purple top)
HPC product – at least 500Ál of well mixed sample in a sterile vial.

Turnaround Time

4 – 16 hours from the time it enters the lab.

Required Information

Completed Trumbull Laboratory HPC Test Request with all information completed.

Research Support

The Trumbull Laboratories Flow Cytometry department has been contracted by clinical research organizations to provide support as a central testing facility for a number of studies. Contact Trumbull Laboratories to discuss your needs for flow cytometry support.