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Source 1:   Heme & Lymph Neo Manual & DB
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Question
Date of diagnosis--Heme & Lymphoid Neoplasms: Is a flow cytometry on peripheral blood diagnostic of hematopoietic malignancy (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/low-grade B-cell lymphoma) by itself? If not, when verified by subsequent histology, would date of diagnosis be the date of the peripheral blood flow cytometry OR the date of the bone marrow biopsy? Class of case dependent upon this.

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Answer
Flow cytometry on peripheral blood is diagnostic for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Your date of diagnosis would be the flow cytometry/peripheral blood.

History


Last Updated
02/24/2014

Date Finalized
07/11/2013