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DNA Ploidy - Peripheral Blood

Source Blood
Mnemonic PLDY PB
Specimen Requirements

Pediatric: 1 x 8 mL blue top sodium citrate

Adult: 1 x 8.5 mL yellow top ACD-A

Minimum volume: 1.0 mL

Also accepted: EDTA, sodium heparin

Specimen Handling

Specimens submitted to CLS from within Alberta: Mix well. DO NOT centrifuge or freeze. Deliver immediately to Flow Cytometry.

Specimens submitted to CLS from outside Alberta: DO NOT centrifuge or freeze samples. Ship at rom temperature or 4ºC, using an overnight courier. Please follow Flow Cytometry Shipping and Handling instructions when sending to CLS.

Additional Information

Specimens submitted to CLS from within Alberta: Testing is restricted to newly diagnosed pediatric B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemias or recurrent pediatric leukemias when looking for aneuploidy MRD. Contact department at 403-944-4135 for any other requests.

Specimens submitted to CLS from outside Alberta: Use FC3200EP Flow Cytometry Out of Province Requisition.
For pricing and billing, refer to Flow Cytometry Billing and Pricing.

Testing Location Flow Cytometry
Testing Frequency Monday - Saturday
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval Provided on report.