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Epic Test Name PROCESS AND HOLD
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Description Process & Hold: The bone marrow, blood or tissue will be processed and retained for up to 3 days. In these cases, please mark "Process & Hold" on the requisition form. A processing fee may apply. The processed specimen will generally remain viable for 2-3 days, during which time the physician may contact the laboratory to request immunophenotyping or cancel testing.
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Collection Instructions Specimens cannot be frozen or placed in any fixative (i.e. formalin). Bone marrow collected in a heparinized syringe should be sent to the laboratory immediately. Transport bone marrow and peripheral blood at room temperature. Solid tissue, body fluids and CSF should be refrigerated at 2-8⁰C.
Transport CSF immediately.
Specimen Handling
Rejection Criteria Specimens cannot be frozen or placed in any fixative (i.e. formalin).
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Department Flow Cytometry
Contact Information 214-648-0930 or 214-633-5227
Turn Around TimeResults reported by the close of the next business day.
Performed Monday - Saturday.
Performed by Flow Cytometry
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Updated/Reviewed 11/06/2018


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