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Methodology: Flow Cytometry
This two-tube add-on is used when the population of interest shows large cell size by morphology and/or forward light scatter, and when evaluation of CD30 and CD25 expression is of interest. The base antibodies for these add-on tubes include CD45, CD52, CD30, CD3, CD25, and HLA-DR; additional T cell-associated antigens, such as CD5, CD4, and CD8, may be evaluated in this tube to aid in identification of the abnormal population.
Organ: Blood/Bone Marrow
Disease State: Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (Systemic or Cutaneous)
CPT Code(s): 88185x6. The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.
Turnaround Time: Physician will be contacted by 9:00 PM PST the day of receipt for acute/life threatening conditions; next business day for routine flow cases.
• Peripheral blood, Preferred: 3 ml in sodium heparin (green top) / Acceptable: 3 ml in EDTA (purple top) - OR - • Bone marrow aspirate, Preferred: 1-2 ml in sodium heparin (green top) / Acceptable: 1-2 ml in EDTA (purple top) - OR - • Tissue: Finely minced tissue in RPMI transport media - OR - • Body fluids: In RPMI transport media