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Important Note

Immunophenotypes are a collection of related flow cytometric assays used to aid in the identification and characterization of neoplastic disorders of the hematopoetic system. Testing can be performed on blood, bone marrow aspirates, non-GYN fluids, and tissue biopsies. The testing is high complexity, expensive, and time sensitive. Consultation with Hematology/Oncology staff and/or the on-call hematopathologist is strongly advised.

eD-H Order Code


Specimen Collection Information

Specimen Minimum Test Volume Container Special Handling
Other 1.0 ML Other  

Specimen Transport Temperature

Blood - Ambient

Bone marrow aspirate - Ambient

Fluid -  Refrigerated

Tissue - Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Blood - 48 hours

Bone marrow aspirate - 48 hours

Fluid -  48 hours

Tissue - 48 hours

Additional Specimen Instructions

  Container Minimum Volume Special Instructions
Blood Lavendar-top (K2-EDTA) 4 mL n/a
Bone marrow aspirate

Lavendar-top (K2-EDTA)


Green top (Na-Heparin)

4 mL n/a
Fluid Sterile plastic cup or tube 4 mL n/a
Tissue Sterile plastic cup or tube with 5 to 10 mL of RPMI 5 mm3 of fresh tissue DO NOT ADD FIXATIVE


Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Performing Lab Section

Flow Cytometry


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