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PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test


 Recent changes for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
8th September 2020
Optional Container Type

Lithium Heparin (with Gel)

Collection & Request Instructions

Dedicated EDTA tube. Flow Cytometric analysis of cells stained with a range of antibodies against lymphoid and myeloid markers. The panel of markers used will be appropriate to the clinical notes supplied or as arranged by prior consultation. Samples must be marked "Urgent", must reach the laboratory as soon as possible, and will not normally be accepted after 5pm Monday - Thursday, and on Fridays. All out-of hours testing requires notification to the on call Laboratory Haematologist (via switch) and the laboratory. An FBE must also be requested and collected (additional 3mL EDTA tube)) if Leucocyte Immunophenotyping is requested on peripheral blood.

Dedicated EDTA tube. Flow Cytometric analysis of cells stained with a range of antibodies against lymphoid and myeloid markers. The panel of markers used will be appropriate to the clinical notes supplied or as arranged by prior consultation. Samples must be marked "Urgent", must reach the laboratory as soon as possible, and will not normally be accepted after 5pm Monday - Thursday, and on Fridays. All out-of hours testing requires notification to the on call Laboratory Haematologist (via switch) and the laboratory. An FBE must also be requested and collected (additional 3mL EDTA tube)) if Leucocyte Immunophenotyping is requested on peripheral blood.

For lymphoma panel, lithium heparin tube can be used and is valid up to 48 hours.

Leucocyte Immunophenotyping (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:FACS
Flow cytometry
Lymphocyte Surface Markers
Flow Cytometry
Tissue for Flow Cytometry
CSF for Cytometry
Fluid for Flow Cytometry
Immunophenotyping
Immunophenotype
Peripheral Blood Flow Cytometry
Leucocyte surface markers
Laboratory:Haematology
Test Code:FAS
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Registration Instructions:

Dedicated EDTA tube stored at room temperature.

Specimen Types:Blood
Bone Marrow
Tissue
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Fluid
Bronchial Washings
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Container Types:
EDTA 3 mL
Fresh Tissue Pot
CSF Tube 3
Lithium Heparin (with Gel)
EDTA 3 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:3 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:A separate container is required for this test.

Dedicated EDTA tube. Flow Cytometric analysis of cells stained with a range of antibodies against lymphoid and myeloid markers. The panel of markers used will be appropriate to the clinical notes supplied or as arranged by prior consultation. Samples must be marked "Urgent", must reach the laboratory as soon as possible, and will not normally be accepted after 5pm Monday - Thursday, and on Fridays. All out-of hours testing requires notification to the on call Laboratory Haematologist (via switch) and the laboratory. An FBE must also be requested and collected (additional 3mL EDTA tube)) if Leucocyte Immunophenotyping is requested on peripheral blood.

For lymphoma panel, lithium heparin tube can be used and is valid up to 48 hours.

Transport Instructions:Send to lab immediately
Processing Instructions:Do Not Centrifuge
Assay Frequency:Weekdays
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at ambient temperature