Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Rituximab Monitoring

Test Name: Rituximab Monitoring
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Flow Cytometry (VH)
Specimen Type: Peripheral blood collected in K2 or K3 EDTA Lavender top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Minimum volume required is 1 mL.
Requisition: Referred-In Samples: FLOW CYTOMETRY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Monday-Friday
0800-1600

Fridays or prior to STAT holidays, routine specimens must be received in the Flow Cytometry Laboratory at Victoria Hospital by 1300.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
48 hours
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2006-06-01
Revised Date: 2016-03-17
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: See report for Interpretation.
Special Processing: Store sample at 4 Celsius and send ASAP to the Flow Cytometry Laboratory at Victoria Hospital.
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Sample is incubated with fluorescent-tagged monoclonal antibodies specific for lymphoctes and analyzed using laser based Flow Cytometry.
Critical Information Required: Any relevant patient history should be included with the specimen.
Storage & Shipment: Specimens are to be shipped/transported within 1 hour of collection to the Flow Cytometry Laboratory at Victoria Hospital at room temperature.

Samples must be received and processed within 24 hours of collection by the Flow Cytometry Laboratory.

Fridays or prior to a STAT Holiday, specimens must be received in the Flow Cytometry Laboratory at Victoria Hospital by 1300 h.

Once received by the Flow Cytometry Laboratory, samples are to be stored at 4oC and protected from freezing.
System Codes: 
Cerner
FLOW
 
Referred To:  

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