Information on collection, storage, and volume
Solid tumor: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue blocks or slides; thyroid fine needle aspirate (FNA). Leukemia: whole blood or bone marrow
FFPE tissue block or four unstained slides and one matching H&E-stained slide at 5 μM; 5 to 10 mL FNA in CytoLyt container; 3 to 5 mL whole blood, 1 to 2 mL bone marrow
Two unstained slides and one matching H&E-stained slide at 5 μM. Sample with >4mm2 and greater than or equal to 50% tumor content are preferred; 5 mL FNA; 3 mL blood, 1 mL bone marrow
FFPE tissue block or slides, lavender-top (EDTA) tube, green-top (sodium heparin) tube, yellow-top (ACD-A) tube, FNA in CytoLyt container
Maintain specimen at room temperature. If specimen is to be stored prior to shipment, store at 2°C to 8°C. Store FFPE block or slides, FNA in CytoLyt container at room temperature.
Tumor block containing no tumor; broken or stained slides; specimen does not meet collection criteria; frozen whole blood, marrow, or cell pellet; leaking tube; clotted blood or marrow; grossly hemolyzed specimen or otherwise visibly degraded; contamination by another specimen; specimens containing suspicious foreign material