Aspirate (lymph node, bone marrow or lesion) in special transport media or on glass slides; EDTA whole blood or tissue imprint
Prepare a minimum of 6 diagnostic tissue aspirate smears preferably on positively charged glass slides OR tissue aspirates placed in transport media (1 ml PBS with 5% serum in EDTA); whole blood for immunophenotyping should be submitted in EDTA
Sample in transport media or whole blood: refrigerated, in leak proof tube(s). Overnight shipping is recommended. DO NOT FREEZE. Glass slides should be submitted in rigid plastic or styrofoam slide container(s). Do not expose slides to moisture or refrigerated/frozen sample(s).
Diagnostic accuracy is limited to the presence of intact cells in each sample. Lymphoma panel includes CD3 and CD79A stains.