Flow cytometric immunotyping - lymphoma and lymphoid leukemia





Days test started:

As req'd


5 working days

Available for:

Companion Animal

Specimen Type/Volume

1) Lymph node or tissue aspirate in saline, one glass slide of lymph node or tissue aspirate, and copy of cytology report. 2) 0.5 mL EDTA blood or bone marrow, and copy of CBC.

Shipping Information

Ship in insulated container with freezer packs.

Collection Protocol

1) Aspirate enlarged lymph node or tissue of interest and prepare one smear (air dried) and place the rest of the sample in an EDTA tube by rinsing the needle and syringe with 2-3 mL of saline. The saline should appear slightly cloudy indicating sufficient cells. If possible, add 1-2 drops of serum which will keep cells stable for 72 hours if refrigerated or kept on ice. If cells are in saline without serum, they are stable for approximately 48 hours at refrigeration temperature. Submit copy of recent cytology report of lymph node or tissue. 2) Collect EDTA blood or bone marrow aspirate which is stable for 72 hours if refrigerated. Submit a fresh blood or bone marrow smear and a copy of recent CBC.

Additional Information

Immunophenotyping panels are available for dogs (13 markers), cats (8 markers) and horses (6 markers). The listed price is per site. A handling fee (test code: xhand) is applicable on each submission. External price is subject to change.