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Test Catalog

Test ID: BALLM    
B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia Monitoring, Minimal Residual Disease Detection, Flow Cytometry, Bone Marrow

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Bone Marrow

Additional Testing Requirements

If cytogenetic tests are also desired an additional specimen should be submitted. It is important that the specimen be obtained, processed, and transported according to instructions for the other required test.

Shipping Instructions

Specimens must be received within 72 hours of collection.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Yellow top (ACD solution A or B)
Acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA), green top (sodium heparin)
Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Slides: Include 5- to 10-unstained bone marrow aspirate smears, if possible.
Collection Instructions:
1. Submission of bilateral specimens is not required.
2. Label specimen appropriately (bone marrow).

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Bone MarrowAmbient72 hours