Ordering Recommendation

Limited phenotyping panel to enumerate and characterize plasma cells in patient with previously established diagnosis of plasma cell dyscrasia. If no prior flow immunophenotyping has been performed, order Leukemia/Lymphoma Phenotyping Evaluation by Flow Cytometry (3001780).

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is not New York state approved. There are no New York state-approved laboratories available. Submit a Non-Permitted Laboratory Request Form (NPL) to the NYDOH prior to collection of specimen. If NPL is approved by NYDOH, and sample is received at ARUP, testing will be performed.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Bone marrow in green (sodium heparin)

Specimen Preparation

Transport 5 mL bone marrow. (Min: 1 mL) Do not freeze.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated. Specimen should be received within 24 hours of collection for optimal cell viability.

Unacceptable Conditions

Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable


Flow Cytometry




1-3 days

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

Compliance Category

Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)


Hotline History


CPT Codes

88184; 88185 x9; 88188


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3002083 MM MRD Interpretation 48767-8
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  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Plasma Cell Dyscrasia
  • Plasma Cell MRD
Multiple Myeloma Minimum Residual Disease by Flow Cytometry