PCPRO - Overview: Plasma Cell DNA Content and Proliferation, Bone Marrow

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Test ID: PCPRO    
Plasma Cell DNA Content and Proliferation, Bone Marrow

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Establishing a diagnosis of a plasma cell proliferative disorder


Providing prognostic information for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma and other plasma cell proliferative disorders


Assessing response to therapy and detecting disease relapse and progression in treated plasma cell proliferative disorder patients


Determining plasma cell DNA content and proliferation

Additional Tests Lists test(s) that are always performed, at an additional charge, with the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
FCINTFlow Cytometry Interp, 2-8 MarkersNo, (Bill Only)Yes

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, flow cytometry interpretation will always be performed at an additional charge.


See Laboratory Screening Tests for Suspected Multiple Myeloma in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Flow Cytometry/DNA Content/Cell Cycle Analysis

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Plasma Cell Proliferation, Marrow

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

PC Proliferation
Myeloma Staging
Plasma Cell Staging
Labeling Index
Plasma Cell Labeling Index (PCLI)