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 Recent changes for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria

Recent changes for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
15th October 2021
Collection & Request Instructions

Separate specimen required.

Cutoff for outpatient sample collection on Fridays is at 11.30 AM and MUST reach the laboratory before 4.00PM.

Whole blood - 1 x EDTA sample, do not spin. Store at room temperature. An FBE and BLOOD FILM must also be requested,  and needs a separate EDTA sample.

Cutoff for outpatient sample collection on Fridays is at 11.30 AM and MUST reach the laboratory before 4.00PM.

12th October 2021
Alternative names

CD 59, PNH flow cytometry, PNH screen

CD59, PNH screen flow cytometry, FLEAR

12th October 2021
Alternative names

CD 59, PNH screen

CD 59, PNH screen, PNH flow cytometry

Request Group

FLOW

PNHS

20th July 2021
Collection & Request Instructions

Separate specimen required.

Separate specimen required.

Cutoff for outpatient sample collection on Fridays is at 11.30 AM and MUST reach the laboratory before 4.00PM.

Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria

Ordering information:

To order PNH by flow cytometry in EMR type "PNHS" in the search window and select the appropriate test.

Testing is indicated for the suspicion of paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria and should be undertaken in conjunction with clinical haematology consultation.

Clincal history is valuable for Flow Cytometry staff to assist interpretation.

PLEASE NOTE : Flow Cytometry is a specialised procedure that is performed only during normal business hours.  If there is an extremely urgent need to perform this test outside of these hours, the laboratory must be contacted before the sample is collected. 

It is also imperative that the reason(s) for requesting flow cytometry are clearly indicated on the request form, including contact details for the requesting doctor.

 

Alternate names:
CD59, FLEAR, PNH screen flow cytometry
Laboratory:
Flow Cytometry
Test Code:
PNHS
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
EDTAEDTA
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Whole blood - 1 x EDTA sample, do not spin. Store at room temperature. An FBE and BLOOD FILM must also be requested,  and needs a separate EDTA sample.

Cutoff for outpatient sample collection on Fridays is at 11.30 AM and MUST reach the laboratory before 4.00PM.

Minimum Adult Volume:
2 mL
Frequency:
Daily

  

 

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