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Rituximab monitoring (therapeutic antibody monitoring)
 
Test Synonyms:
Rituximab monitoring (therapeutic antibody monitoring)
 
Lab:
Flow Cytometry
Inpatient Req:
Flow Cytometry (#84449)  
Outpatient Req:
Flow Cytometry (#84449)  
Specimen:
Yellow top tube (ACD anticoagulant A or B) or Lavender top tube (EDTA anticoagulant) containing peripheral blood at room temperature - DO NOT FREEZE OR REFRIGERATE. A CBC must be sent to the Hematology Laboratory (Gray 5) in conjunction with this specimen for absolute counts.
Result Time:
24 hours  
Reference Interval:
Reported with results  
Important Information:
This test evaluates for the presence of B cells. It does NOT assess for clonality or malignancy. For questions, call the lab at 617-726-8487, or page beeper #23232 using the automatic paging system (617-724-5700).
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Last Reviewed on 3/12/2015