Specimen Ordering 

No Specimen Will Be Accepted Without an Active CRIS Order Prior to Delivery.

Enter Flow Cytometry orders for all follow-up orders as far in advance as possible (6-month advance order entry is not unusual for follow-up protocol specimens).  Include the fellow’s name and pager number, patient history and clinical question.

  1. CSF Flow orders:
  2. Peripheral Blood Flow orders:
  3. Bone Marrow Aspirate Flow orders:
  4. Non-CSF Fluids, non-BM biopsies and aspirates (LN/Tissue/FNA) Flow orders
    These require Cytopathology triage.  Enter 2 (two) CRIS orders with specimen source / location in both:  

    1. Anatomic PathologyCytopathology Order (include request for aliquot sent to Flow Cytometry).
    2. Anatomic Pathology / Flow Cytometry Order Set.
    3. Deselect the Research Blood order in the Flow Cytometry Order Set.

STAT Requests

If rapid diagnosis and notification of result is required to begin treatment:

CRIS Order Entry Does Not Replace Pre-Approval or Pre-Scheduling. Specimen processing may be initiated upon a verbal request to the pathologist, but processing will not be completed or reported without a CRIS order.

Go to:  Specimen Triage / Scheduling information


ALL CRIS orders must match the specimen label information. 

 Unlabeled, incomplete, incorrect or mismatched specimens missing required label element(s) will not be processed until corrected identification is made IN PERSON. 

 REQUIRED SPECIMEN LABEL ELEMENTS on all specimen tubes and vials must include each of the following identification elements: