Also known as: Immunophenotyping by Flow Cytometry or Immunohistochemistry
Formal name: Immunophenotyping
Related tests: CBC, White Blood Cell Differential Count, Blood Smear, Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy, CD4 and CD8
Why should I do it?
To help diagnose and classify a leukemia or lymphoma; to help guide treatment; to detect and evaluate residual cancer cells
When should I do it?
When a doctor thinks that you may have leukemia or lymphoma; when you have been diagnosed with leukemia or lymphoma, but the specific subtype is unknown; Sometimes to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment or to evaluate for recurrent disease
What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; sometimes a bone marrow, tissue, or fluid sample collected by your doctor
Test Preparation Needed?