Flow cytometric immunotyping - lymphoma and lymphoid leukemia

Code:

xflow

Lab:

X

Days test started:

As req'd

TAT:

5 working days

Available for:

Companion Animal

Specimen Type/Volume

1) Lymph node aspirate and copy of cytology report. 2) 0.5 mL EDTA blood and copy of CBC.

Shipping Information

Ship in insulated container with freezer packs.

Collection Protocol

1) Aspirate enlarged lymph node 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 48 hours at refrigeration temperature. Submit copy of recent cytology report of lymph node. 2) Collect EDTA blood which is stable for 72 hours if refrigerated. Submit a fresh blood smear and a copy of recent CBC.

Additional Information

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