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Also known as: Immunophenotyping by Flow Cytometry or Immunohistochemistry
Formal name: Immunophenotyping

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose and classify a leukaemia or lymphoma; to help guide treatment; to detect and evaluate residual cancer cells

When to Get Tested?

When a doctor thinks that you may have leukaemia or lymphoma; when you have been diagnosed with leukaemia or lymphoma, but the specific subtype is unknown; sometimes to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment or to evaluate for recurrent disease

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm; sometimes a bone marrow, tissue, or fluid sample collected by your doctor

Test Preparation Needed?