Body Fluid - Flow Cytometry

Last Modified: 9/23/2019 3:43:43 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:

A cell count will be ordered and charged with each order of this test

Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

20.0 mL Fluid in a Clear Red Top Tube - No Clot Activator

Collection Instructions:

Order must include the site and/or source of collection

Do not centrifuge specimen

If multiple Fluid tests are being requested please specify order of importance.

Minimum Volume: 10.0 mL Fluid
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Refrigerated
Reference Range: Refer to Interpretive Results
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:
The specimen is prepared by a whole blood lysis method and stained with monoclonal antibodies using a direct immunofluorescence method. The cells are separated based on light scatter characteristics and CD45 staining characteristics.
Methodology: Flow Cytometry
Clinical Significance:  
This test was developed and the performance characteristics determined by Parkview Health Laboratories. This test has not been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary. This test is used for clinical purposes. It should not be regarded as investigational or for research. This laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA-88) as qualified to perform high complexity clinical laboratory testing.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 48 to 72 hours
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: FLFLO
EPIC Test Code: LAB6946
Alternate Test Names: Flow Studies - Body Fluid
Included Tests: CD2; CD3; CD4; CD5; CD7; CD8; CD10; CD19; CD20; CD23; CD38; CD45; CD56; FMC7; Surface Kappa; Surface Lambda; Hematocrit (Hct); Hemoglobin (Hgb); Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH); Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC); Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV); Platelet (PLT);  Red Blood Cell Count (RBC); Red Cell Distribution Width Standard Deviation (RDWSD);  Red Cell Distribution Width Coefficient Variation (RDWCV); White Blood Cell Count (WBC); Differential if reflexed
CPT Coding: 88184, 88185 x 15

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