Dedicated EDTA tube stored at room temperature.
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.