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
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; sometimes a , biopsy, or fluid sample collected by a health practitioner
Test Preparation Needed?