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Test Code FLOBF Flow Cytometry Body Fluids, Lab2852

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube Type: Sterile Container (Please indicate collection site and diagnosis on the requisition.)


Transport Information: As much fluid as possible in collection vial. Do not aliquot. Refrigerate (2-8° Celsius)


After hours - Lab staff should contact the on call flow tech and have a discussion about each sample/specimen received, how much there is, whether it should be stored on RPMI or not, how much RPMI should be used etc.

Specimen Stability

72 hrs refrigerated

Days and Time Performed

Monday through Friday, 6:30 am-4:30 pm (weekends on a STAT basis)


Analytical Time: 4 hours

Reject Due To

Specimen frozen or placed in fixative (formalin, alcohol, etc)