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Test Code Miscellaneous Test (see special accessioning instructions under "Specimen Required") Flow Cytometry

Methodology

Flow Cytometry-Whole Blood Lysis

Performing Laboratory

Clarient Diagnostic Services

Specimen Requirements

Once received in the laboratory, the specimen(s) will be accessioned in the AP computer system as a SF (St. Luke's patients), DF (MedLabs patients) or JF (JRMC patients).

 

Specimen Type: Body fluid or tissue

Container/Tube: RPMI tissue culture media

Collection Instructions:

1. Dispense specimen into culture media.

2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Additional Information: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

 

Specimen Type: Bone marrow

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA) or green top (sodium heparin

Specimen Volume: 1-2 mL

Collection Instructions:
1. Send specimen in original tube.

2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Additional Information: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA),  pink top (EDTA), or green top sodium heparin 

Specimen Volume: 5-10 mL

Collection Instructions:
1. Send specimen in original tube.

2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Additional Information: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

An interpretive report is provided.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

88184-Flow cytometry, first marker

88185-Flow cytometry, each additional marker (if appropriate)

88187-Interpretation 2 to 8 markers (if appropriate)

88188-Interpretation 9 to 15 markers (if appropriate)

88189-Interpretation ≥16 markers (if appropriate)