Leukemia/Lymphoma Panel for Lymph Node/Tissue Biopsies

Additional Info

  • Methodology: Flow Cytometry
  • Test Description:

    Markers:  CD2, CD3, CD4, CD5, CD7, CD8, CD10, CD16, CD19, CD20, CD22, CD23, CD25, CD38, CD45, CD56, CD138, FMC7, sKappa, sLambda

    This is a general panel used to screen lymph node and other tissue biopsies for the presence of lymphoproliferative disorders.

  • Specimen Requirements:

    Incisional/excisional or core needle biopsy:  Ideally, 1 cm3 of tissue completely immersed in RPMI. Testing can be successfully performed on smaller specimens if the tissue has adequate cellularity. The number of markers tested may be reduced if cellularity is insufficient. If RPMI is unavailable, tissue can be submitted wrapped in saline-moistened gauze but not submerged in saline.
    Fine needle aspirate (FNA):  1:1 ratio of aspirate and RPMI; minimum 2 ml total

  • Storage & Transportation:

    Specimens should be received within 24-48 hours from collection to ensure sample integrity and acceptable cell viability. Specimens should be refrigerated but not frozen. Please use a cold pack for transport, making sure the cold pack is not in direct contact with the specimen

  • Level of Service: Global
  • Turnaround Time: 1 day
  • ***: The CPT codes provided with our test descriptions are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. Correct CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.