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Test ID BALLM B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia Monitoring, Minimal Residual Disease Detection, Flow Cytometry, Bone Marrow

Additional Testing Requirements

If cytogenetic tests are also desired an additional specimen should be submitted. It is important that the specimen be obtained, processed, and transported according to instructions for the other required test.

Shipping Instructions

Specimens must be received within 72 hours of collection.

Specimen Required


Preferred: Yellow top (ACD solution A or B)
Acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA), green top (sodium heparin)
Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Slides: Include 5- to 10-unstained bone marrow aspirate smears, if possible.
Collection Instructions:
1. Submission of bilateral specimens is not required.
2. Label specimen appropriately (bone marrow).

Useful For

Aids in monitoring a previously confirmed diagnosis of B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia

Testing Algorithm

See Acute Leukemias of Ambiguous Lineage Testing Algorithm  in Special Instructions

Method Name


Reporting Name

B-ALL Monitoring, MRD Detection, BM

Specimen Type

Bone Marrow

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Bone Marrow Ambient 72 hours

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

This test will be processed as a laboratory consultation. An interpretation of the immunophenotypic findings and correlation with the morphologic features will be provided by a hematopathologist for every case.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

1 to 4 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed using an analyte specific reagent. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

88184-Flow cytometry; first cell surface, cytoplasmic or nuclear marker
88185 x 9-Flow cytometry; additional cell surface, cytoplasmic or nuclear marker (each)
88188-Flow Cytometry Interpretation, 9 to 15 Markers

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
BALLM B-ALL Monitoring, MRD Detection, BM In Process


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
CK173 BALLM Result No LOINC Needed
CK174 Final Diagnosis 22637-3
CK175 Special Studies 30954-2
CK176 Microscopic Description 22635-7

NY State Approved