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5 mL blood or 2 mL bone marrow in lithium heparin, ACD or EDTA.; CSF and other fluids in sterile container; lymph nodes and other tissues in sterile tissue culture medium. See Immunohistology.
Cell identification using antibodies to cellular antigens (including T and B lymphoid, myeloid, platelet, natural killer, stem cell, epithelial and other non-haemopoietic cells) by flow cytometry or immunoenzymatic techniques.
Assessment of aetiology of unexplained lymphocytosis;
The report will include identification of the cell types present, and an interpretative comment from the pathologist.
See also Lymphocyte immunophenotyping.
NCCLS. Clinical Applications of Flow Cytomety; Approved Guideline.Vol 18. NCCLS 1998.
Chanarin I, ed. Laboratory Haematology. Churchill Livingstone 1989.