Diagnosis of leukaemia and lymphoproliferative disorders
ICE requesting completed by consultant haematologist
Analysed Monday to Thursday if sample received prior to 12
Not tested on Friday unless urgent clinical need
Requested by Consultant Haematologist or if agreed with
2 x 4.5 ml
Purple top (EDTA) tube
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
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.