Last updated: Friday, 02, April, 2004
5-10 mL blood or 1-2 mL bone marrow aspirate in lithium heparin or ACD tube; CSF and other fluids in sterile container; lymph nodes and other tissues in sterile tissue culture medium. See Immunohistology.
Cell identification using antibodies to cellular antigens (including T and B lymphoid, myeloid, platelet, natural killer, stem cell, epithelial and other non-haemopoietic cells) by flow cytometry or immunoenzymatic techniques.
Assessment of lineage and clonality of B cell lymphoproliferative disorders;
The report will include identification of the cell types present, and an interpretative comment from the pathologist.
Chanarin I ed. Laboratory Haematology. Churchill Livingstone 1989.