New York State Department of Health Cellular Immunololgy-Malignant Leukocyte Immunophenotyping Sustaining Standard of Practice 1: Client Instructions for Specimen collection and Transport has new requirements:
1. If a specimen for Leukemia/Lymphoma testing is not sent the same day as collection, refrigerate the specimen at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius.
2. All specimens for Leukemia/Lymphoma testing MUST BE transported with cold (not frozen) packs.
For additional questions, please feel free to contact the Flow Cytometry department at 763-5509.