Leukemia/Lymphoma Immunophenotyping by Flow Cytometry, Tissue
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
The histograms generated from the flow cytometry studies are reviewed for the presence of surface immunoglobulin light chain restricted B cells, immunophenotypically aberrant T cells, and increased blasts. Additional flow cytometry studies may be performed to further characterize these cell populations, particularly when the population of interest consist either T cells or blasts.(Stetler-Stevenson M, Ahmad E, Barnett D, et al: Clinical Flow Cytometric Analysis of Neoplastic Hematolymphoid Cells: Approved Guideline-Second Edition. CLSI document H43-A2 2007. CLSI, Wayne, PA)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Specimens are processed and reported Monday through Sunday