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Flow Cytometry

Dr. Maryalice Stetler-Stevenson,Head, LP Flow Cytometry Laboratory
Building 10, Room 3S235G
(301) 480-8076

To learn more, visit Dr. Stetler-Stevenson's CCR Web site

General Information 

LP Flow Cytometry Main Number:     (301) 480-8075 480-8075

LP Flow Cytometry Triage Number:   (301) 480-7179

Contacts:

Dr. Constance Yuan, Deputy Head, LP Flow Cytometry Laboratory, Staff Clinician
(301) 480-8077

Catharine S. McCoyGeneral Supervisor, Medical Technologist MT(ASCP)I/SI
(301) 480-8078

Gregory Jasper, Technologist
(301) 480-8082

Linda Weaver, Technologist
(301) 480-8084

Robert Honec Technologist, Contractor
(301) 480-8079 / (301)480-8074

Mailing Address:

LP Flow Cytometry Laboratory 
Laboratory of Pathology
National Cancer Institute
10 Center Drive
Building 10, Room 3S241, MSC 1500
Bethesda, MD 20892

Regular Working Hours:

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday excluding federal holidays)

 After Working Hours:

Please Contact the Page Operator (301) 496-1211 to reach the Pathology Resident on Call

BLOOD SPECIMENS:  Emergency Evening, Weekend, Holiday Delivery:

  • Blood Night delivery (after 5 p.m.) Sunday – Thursday: 
    Collection date must be clearly labeled on patient label attached to specimen tube(s).
    Deliver room temperature (20-25C) to 3North Flow Cytometry Drop Box near Room 3N246
  • Blood Sunday delivery or Holiday delivery excluding Friday holidays:
    Collection date must be recorded on specimen label.
    Deliver room temperature (20-25C) to 3North Flow Cytometry Drop Box near Room 3N246
  • Blood Saturday, Friday after 5 p.m. or Friday Holiday delivery:  Discard Friday-Late, Friday-Holiday or Saturday specimens and schedule specimen recollect (specimens > 24 hours on next regular work day are too old to process). 

BONE MARROW ASPIRATE SPECIMENS:  Emergency Evening, Weekend, Holiday

See attached BM aspirate Collection instructions

  • BM Night delivery (after 5 p.m.) Sunday – Thursday: 
    Collection date and “Bone Marrow” must be clearly labeled on patient label attached to specimen syringe.
    Deliver room temperature (20-25C) to 3North Flow Cytometry Drop Box near Room 3N246
  • BM Sunday delivery or Holiday delivery excluding Friday holidays:
    Collection date and "Bone Marrow" must be clearly labeled on patient label attached to specimen syringe.
    Deliver room temperature (20-25C) to 3North Flow Cytometry Drop Box near Room 3N246
  • BM Saturday, Friday after 5 p.m. or Friday Holiday delivery: Discard Friday-Late, Friday-Holiday or Saturday specimens and schedule recollect (specimens > 24 hours on next regular work day are too old to process).

CSF SPECIMENS:  Emergency Evening, Weekend, Holiday Delivery

 Get Flow CSF Media tube from 3SW North Procedure Unit.

    1. Collection date and “CSF” must be clearly labeled on patient label attached to CSF Media specimen tube.
    2. CLEARLY label bag:  Flow Cytometry, Room 3S240
    3. Deliver "Flow Cytometry" specimen bag to Cytology refrigerator 2North corridor 
      or Store refrigerated on the unit for STAT morning delivery the next regular workday (Room 3S240)

      Note:  CSF specimens collected on weekends or holidays may be rejected by pathologist as too old to process.


Specimen Ordering and Labeling

Specimen Rejection

Specimen Scheduling and Delivery

Specimen Transport Media and Delivery

 

Last updated by Young, Sarah (NIH/NCI) [E] on May 16, 2016