Test Catalog

Test ID: SZMON    
Sezary Monitoring Flow Cytometry, Blood

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Sezary panel is ordered in cases with previously diagnosed Sezary syndrome or cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) with peripheral blood involvement. For cases without a previously confirmed diagnosis or previously performed immunophenotyping at our laboratory, the ordered test will be changed to SZDIA / Sezary Diagnostic Flow Cytometry, Blood, which includes a triage panel to exclude a B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder and a Sezary panel.


The panel is charged based on number of markers tested (FIRST for first marker, ADD1 for each additional marker). In addition, reflex testing may occur to fully characterize a disease state or clarify any abnormalities from the screening test. Reflex tests will be performed at an additional charge for each marker tested (ADD1 if applicable).

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole blood

Ordering Guidance

This test is for monitoring response to therapy in patients who have been diagnosed with Sezary syndrome or mycosis fungoides. For patients who do not have a diagnosis of Sezary syndrome, SZDIA / Sezary Diagnostic Flow Cytometry, Blood is the appropriate test to order.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Yellow top (ACD)

Acceptable: Lavender top (EDTA), green top (heparin)

Specimen Volume: 6 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Send in original tube. Do not transfer blood to other containers.

2. Label specimen as blood.


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Hematopathology/Cytogenetics Test Request (T726) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Whole bloodAmbient (preferred)72 hours
 Refrigerated 72 hours