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Flow Cytometry, Peripheral Blood

Mnemonic:    [FLOW]
Name:    Flow Cytometry, Peripheral Blood
Specimen:     Submit EDTA whole blood.

A sample for flow cytometry is only viable for 24 hours.

This order can be used for flow cytometry on sources other than peripheral blood if there is no pathology/cytology order/accession.
-- Do not order FLOW if there is a pathology accession. The pathologists will report it in their report.
--Order UNLIST AP if there is a pathology accession/order.
Transport Temp:    Store and transport sample at Room Temperature.
Spec Stability:    Stable 24 hours ambient.
Ref Lab/Code:    Dahl-Chase
  Method:    Flow Cytometry
Note:    This test is not orderable in Millennium. Contact the laboratory by phone 795-2330 (Ask for Hematology) to have the order entered by the laboratory.
Processing Info:    Call Dahl-Chase Monday - Friday before 5 PM at 941-8282 before submitting a sample.

Indicate source of sample on the requisition.

Use the Dahl-Chase requisition form. Fill out completely including patient's suspected diagnosis and submit current (same day) CBC and Differential results.

This order is to be used for peripheral blood flow cytometry orders only. Order an UNLIST AP for all other sources.