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Test Code BALLM B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia Monitoring, Minimal Residual Disease Detection, Flow Cytometry, Varies


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.



Necessary Information


A copy of the diagnostic flow cytometry report is required.



Specimen Required


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Yellow top (ACD solution A or B)

Acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA), green top (sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume: 6 mL

Slides: If possible, include 5- to 10-unstained blood smears labeled with 2 unique identifiers

Collection Instructions:

1. Send whole blood specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.

2. Label specimen as blood.

 

Specimen Type: Bone marrow

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Yellow top (ACD solution A or B)

Acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA), green top (sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume: 6 mL

Slides: If possible, include 5- to 10-unstained bone marrow aspirate smears labeled with 2 unique identifiers

Collection Instructions:

1. Submission of bilateral specimens is not required.

2. Send bone marrow specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.

3. Label specimen as bone marrow.


Useful For

Aids in monitoring a previously confirmed diagnosis of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Method Name

Immunophenotyping

Reporting Name

B-ALL Monitoring, MRD Detection, V

Specimen Type

Varies

Specimen Minimum Volume

Blood: 2 mL
Bone Marrow: 1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Ambient 72 hours

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

This test will be processed as a laboratory consultation. An interpretation of the immunophenotypic findings and correlation with the morphologic features will be provided by a hematopathologist for every case.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

1 to 4 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

88184-Flow cytometry; first cell surface, cytoplasmic or nuclear marker
88185 x 9-Flow cytometry; additional cell surface, cytoplasmic or nuclear marker (each)
88188-Flow Cytometry Interpretation, 9 to 15 Markers

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
BALLM B-ALL Monitoring, MRD Detection, V In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
CK173 BALLM Result No LOINC Needed
CK174 Final Diagnosis 22637-3
CK175 Special Studies 30954-2
CK176 Microscopic Description 22635-7