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At Intermountain’s Central Laboratory, flow cytometry performs tests that differentiate cancers of the blood. Flow cytometry is a component of the anatomical pathology department, performing acute and chronic leukemia and lymphoma analysis on bone marrow aspirates, tissues, and body fluids. The flow cytometry lab also performs lymphocyte subset analysis and immunodeficiency panel testing on whole blood and fluids. These unique tests can determine if a patient has acute leukemia, an immunodeficiency disorder, or even multiple myeloma or lymphoma.
 

Flow Cytometry is a technique for counting, examining, and sorting microscopic particles suspended in a stream of fluid. It allows simultaneous multiparametric analysis of the physical and/or chemical characteristics of single cells flowing through an optical and/or electronic detection apparatus such as a laser.

The staff is composed of medical technologists (some with flow cytometry specialist qualifications) and a team of hematopathologists, based at various Intermountain facilities, who certify results.
 

Staff

  • 7 employees
  • On call for emergency cases
  • Performs testing seven days a week from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm

Tests performed

  • Leukemia/lymphoma immunophenotyping
  • 8 clinical (lymphocyte subset testing)

Stat tests

  • Stem cell testing 2-3 times/week

Training

  • 5 years experience medical technologist
  • 6-12 month training

Contact Information

  • Manager: TJ Smith
  • Supervisor: Kim Romang 
                      801-507-2276
                      kim.romang@imail.org
  • Flow Cytometry Lab: 801-507-2217
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