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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 leukemia or lymphoma; to help guide treatment; to detect and evaluate leukocyte cancer cells that remain after treatment or disease relapse

When to Get Tested?

When you have signs and symptoms that a health practitioner thinks may be due to leukemia or lymphoma; when you have been diagnosed with leukemia 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 drawn from a vein in your arm; sometimes a bone marrow, tissue biopsy, or fluid sample collected by a health practitioner

Test Preparation Needed?