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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Leukemia/Lymphoma Markers, CSF (Cell Markers, Flow Cytometry)

Test Name

Leukemia/Lymphoma Markers, CSF (Cell Markers, Flow Cytometry)

CSF Tube Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Sterile, screw-capped transport tube or CSF tube.

Preferred volume to collect: 1.0 mL CSF

Minimum volume to collect: 0.5 mL CSF

Neonate volume to collect: 0.5 mL CSF

Tube 1: Cell count
Tube 2: Glucose and protein, Oligoclonal Banding
Tube 3: Gram stain and culture (C+S) or Virology
Tube 4: Cell count/Flow Cytometry/cytology.

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in a sterile container and send to core lab. Ensure sample is mixed adequately. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Stability: Stable for 24hrs at room temperature and 3 days refrigerated.

Transportation: Transport at room temperature within 1 hour of collection.

Lab Instrustions Test done Monday to friday at 13:00 only. Sample needs to be in lab by 1pm on fridays. Do not collect on Fridays after 13:00 and on weekends.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

2 days

Test Utilization

Reference value

See interpretation report

Test Code



Flow Cytometry Immunophenotyping

Testing Location

SMH-Haematology (FLOW)

Other Information

Last Updated: February 24, 2020