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Acute Leukaemia Screen + MRD

Sample Reqs

BM liquid in EDTA

CSF, Pleural Fluid or Ascites Fluid in sterilin pots

No minimum volume.

In cases where BM is not possible PB can be used but only if there is morphological evidence of disease. 


2 days

8 hours for undiagnosed new acute leukaemia 

Special instructions

All flow cytometry requests for new acute leukaemia must have BMA.

Samples must be <24 hours old.

EDTA sent without BM smears is a problem.

No EDTA sent will result in incomplete processing.