Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory

FLOW CYTO ChartThe Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility utilizing up to 8-color flow cytometric analysis and offering the following test menu:

  • Hematolymphoid neoplasms (including leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, SÚzary syndrome, other).
  • Minimal residual disease testing for ALL
  • Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)
  • Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) / neutrophil oxidative burst assay (NOBA)
  • T-lymphocyte subset evaluation / CD4 count
  • Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) related lymphocyte analysis

Reports of evaluation for possible hematolymphoid malignancy, PNH and CGD include interpretation by a hematopathologists and are faxed as soon as they are signed out. Lymph node samples include a basic diagnostic evaluation. Telephone communication is encouraged and we are always prepared to discuss diagnostic dilemmas. Please review the Test Specifications for information about hours of operation, specimen requirements, and shipping instructions.

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If you have any questions, or if there is any way in which we can be of help, please feel free to contact us.

Sara A. Monaghan, MD
Medical Director
Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory
Telephone: 412-647-8504
Email: monaghans2@upmc.edu

Steven H. Swerdlow, MD
Director, Division of Hematopathology
Telephone: 412-647-5191
Email: swerdlowsh@upmc.edu

Ms. Wendy Shallenberger
Supervisor of Special Hematology
Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory
Phone: 412-647-6518

We would also be happy to discuss the other hematologic tests we offer such as cytochemical/immunocytochemical stains or our complete bone marrow and solid tissue hematopathology consultation services. We are also able to directly handle certain NGS testing send outs or forward portions of samples to the Molecular & Genomic Pathology Laboratory (Dr. Yuri Nikiforov, Vice Chair) for any molecular testing desired or to the Pittsburgh Cytogenetics Laboratory located at UPMC Magee Women's Hospital (Dr. Svetlana Yatsenko, Director) for any cytogenetic tests you may wish to order.