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Test Code: Pheno Preferred Name Flow Cytometry

No
4 hours
M-F, 8am-4pm
3 days
Medicare Item
N/A

Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
Blood (adult)4 mLLithium Heparin No Gel 7 mL (Dark Green Top)
Blood (paediatric)1 - 2 mLLithium Heparin 2 mL no gel paed (Dark Green)
Blood alternate3 mLEDTA 3 mL whole blood (Lavender top)
CSF5000Sterile container 70 mL (yellow lid)
TissueSterile container 70 mL (yellow lid)
Respiratory fluids2000Sterile container 70 mL (yellow lid)
Bone marrowEDTA 3 mL whole blood (Lavender top)
Fine needle aspirations (5000Sterile container 70 mL (yellow lid)

COLLECTION NOTES

DO NOT COLLECT after 1300 Friday or on weekends unless URGENT or otherwise arranged with the laboratory (07) 3163 8334.

Please note: Flow Cytometry is performed Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm. If testing is required outside these hours, please pre-arrange prior to collection with the laboratory via Mater Pathology Call Centre on 07 3163 8500 (Call centre to Liaise with Haematologist on-call if after hours).

If sample sent to SNP for testing- use the PhenSA or CD4SA codes and organise a taxi. SNP have to agree to provide the service. They are not open on Sundays or Public Holidays.

Flow cytometry can be performed on Blood, Bone Marrow, Lymph Node, Pleural Fluid, Tissue, or CSF (if sufficient cells are present).

GENERAL NOTES



Flow Cytometry is used to assess lymphoid cell subsets (especially CD4 numbers in HIV infections) and to classify acute and chronic leukemias and lymphomas.

Please note: Flow Cytometry is performed Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm. If testing is required outside these hours, please pre-arrange prior to collection with the laboratory via Mater Pathology Call Centre on 07 3163 8500 to ensure specimen integrity is maintained.

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