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Immunophenotyping is the study of one of the ways that a cell works. A cell is the smallest part of your body.
It helps us to find out if a patient is suffering from a type of cancer or other diseases.
The Immunophenotyping laboratory is a regional testing centre, which carries out cell marker studies for the diagnosis and monitoring of haematological malignancies such as Leukaemia and Lymphoma.
What we do
A state of the art flow cytometer is used in the analysis of patient samples. Cytochemical staining methods can also be carried out on blood or bone marrow slides for morphological examination.
The laboratory staff work closely with the Haematology medical staff in the investigation of samples referred for this diagnostic service. An important aspect of Leukaemia diagnosis is the integration of reporting from morphological, immunophenotypic, cytogenetic and histological investigations.
The department has recently invested in a computer system enabling clinicians to view all these test results incorporated into a single report.
We recommend all users of our service consult this resource as a first resort but, if you can't find the information you are looking for, we also offer an e-mail service and aim to respond within 24 hours Monday-Friday.