Last updated: Monday, 20, December, 2010
|Key Information||Appropriate Tests|
FBC, differential WCC, blood film.
Lymph node (FNAB or excision) biopsy or tissue biopsy.
Cell immunophenotyping, lymphocyte typing - diagnosis, classification and prognosis established by histology and immunophenotyping.
Additional diagnostic and prognostic information from cytogenetics and molecular genetics on biopsy specimen: protein (total), albumin, protein electrophoresis, immunoglobulins G, A, M, paraprotein analysis, LD, beta-2-microglobulin.
Bone marrow aspiration and trephine biopsy for staging and/or diagnosis.