Flow cytology (non-blood)

Test Information

Test Name

Flow cytology (non-blood)

Preferred Specimen

FNA/Tissue biopsies, etc. in RPMI Media

Testing Location


Collection Information


Monday - Thursday collection only

Processing Information

Registration Code



  • If there is more than 1 sample, process and register separately (e.g. 2 Tonsil pieces in 2 different containers from the same patient)
  • Samples should be sent to the laboratory ASAP. Flow cytometry is best performed on fresh samples less than 24 hours old.

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

Urgent sendaway, use yellow sticker

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

Send Away Notes

Must reach WHL by 11am Friday

External Lab Website