Lymphoma (non-Hodgkin's)

Last updated: Monday, 20, December, 2010
Key InformationAppropriate Tests


FBC, differential WCC, blood film.

Lymph node (FNAB or excision) biopsy or tissue biopsy.

Cell immunophenotyping, lymphocyte typing - diagnosis, classification and prognosis established by histology and immunophenotyping.

Additional diagnostic and prognostic information from cytogenetics and molecular genetics on biopsy specimen: protein (total), albumin, protein electrophoresis, immunoglobulins G, A, M, paraprotein analysis, LD, beta-2-microglobulin.

Bone marrow aspiration and trephine biopsy for staging and/or diagnosis.

See Lymphoma (classification).