Veripath Test Directory

Epic Test Name Flow Cytometry IP Panel ALPS
Synonyms Immunophenotyping for Leukemias and Lymphomas
Description Based on the clinical information provided by the client and a morphologic evaluation of the specimen, a Veripath hematopathologist will determine the specific immunophenotyping panel to be performed. This panel is a carefully considered combination of antibodies , which allows for accurate assessment of specific cell populations within a specimen( for example, a lymph node specimen is assessed with a panel predominantly focusing on T-cells and B-cells, whereas a bone marrow evaluation also includes markers for granulocyte/monocyte populations, depending on the clinical context). This approach allows the identification of abnormal populations that may not be suspected at the time of specimen submission. An interpretation of the immunophenotypic findings and correlation with the morphologic features is provided by a Veripath hematopathologis.

The price of each panel is based on the number and type of markers used. If an abnormality is identified but not fully analyzed in the initial panel, additional markers will be added, only as necessary, to confirm and characterize the aberrant population.
Specimen Requirements 
Specimen Type
Preferred Collection Volume
Minimum Collection Volume
Collection Instructions Special Instructions for ALL specimens for Immunophenotyping for Leukemia and Lymphoma

SPECIMEN CANNOT BE FROZEN or placed in any fixative (i.e. Formalin)
To process the specimen, the request form MUST include:
Collection date
Specimen Handling
Rejection Criteria
Methodology Flow Cytometry
Reference Range
CPT Code(s) 88184, 88185 x (number of markers) and 88187 (2-8 markers) or 88188 (9-15 markers) or 88189 (16 and up markers)
Department Flow Cytometry
Contact Information
Turn Around TimeResults available next business day. Stat service on holidays, weekends and after business hours is available with direct coordination with the laboratory staff (additional charges may apply).
Performed Monday - Friday
Performed by Flow Cytometry
Notes Clinical and Technical Support
Flow Cytometry and Cellular Immunology Laboratory
214-645-7080 or 1-877-887-8136 Ext.7080
Customer Service (214) 645-7057 or Toll Free (877) 887-8136
Updated/Reviewed 12/12/2016