Pathology Handbook

Immunophenotyping

Synonyms

Cell markers

Clinical Indications

Diagnosis of leukaemia and lymphoproliferative disorders

Request Form 

ICE requesting completed by consultant haematologist

Availability

Analysed Monday to Thursday if sample received prior to 12 midday.

Not tested on Friday unless urgent clinical need

Specific Criteria

Requested by Consultant Haematologist or if agreed with Consultant Haematologist

Turnaround Time

2 days

Specimen

2x  EDTA

Volume

2 x 4.5 ml

Container

Purple top (EDTA) tube

Vacutainer purple top

Collection

Samples should be transported to laboratory immediately after collection and prior to midday.

Causes for Rejection

Incorrect sample labelling; insufficient/ clotted or haemolysed. Sample too old for testing. Not meeting specific criteria for analysis

Reference Range

See patient test report

Samples may be sent to Reference Centre for specialist testing. Laboratory will advise.

All results will be reviewed by Consultant Haematologist.