Flow Cytometry

The Flow Cytometry Laboratory consists of hematopathologists, technologists, and state-of-the-art instrumentation, all dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients. 

Our laboratory offers clinical services such as stem cell quantitation and malignant leukocyte immunophenotyping. Flow cytometry staff members are also available to answer questions and provide analyses for research projects. 

The laboratory operates under a permit from the New York State Department of Health. We are also accredited by the College of American Pathologists and certified by the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to process samples from all Division of AIDS studies.

We provide the following services:

Stem Cell Quantitation

We perform this procedure for the Transplant Service and individual physicians, with a turn-around time of two hours. To facilitate processing, you must collect peripheral blood in a pediatric green top tube and deliver it to our laboratory at 18-24°C as quickly as possible. Place apheresis product in a tube without anticoagulant and deliver immediately to the laboratory at 18-24°C.

Malignant Leukocyte Immunophenotyping

We perform typing of peripheral blood, bone marrow aspirates, various fluids, tissues, and fine needle aspirates with a turn-around time of 24 to 48 hours. We can process STAT samples processed within two to three hours. Place peripheral blood and bone marrow aspirates in green top tubes and deliver to our laboratory at 18-24°C as quickly as possible. Collect fluids in sterile containers and tissues and place fine needle aspirates in sterile media. If you cannot deliver the aspirants immediately deliverable, stored them at 2-8°C. Our laborator's experienced hematopathologists review and interpret the immunophenotyping results.

Our laboratory’s hematopathologists and staff members are also available to answer questions and provide analyses for research projects.

The members of the Flow Cytometry team include:

Hong Lin, PhD, Director of Flow Cytometry

Bruce E. Petersen, MD, Hematopathologist 

Lorraine K. Miller, PhD, Laboratory Manager 

Julie Teruya-Feldstein, MD

Su Huei Lin, MS, Laboratory Supervisor 

Alla Oren, BS, Laboratory Coordinator 

Yaritza Rodriguez, BS, Laboratory Technologist