Blood diseases often have abnormal blood cells, so accurately identifying the abnormal cells of shapes and forms are essential.
Lu Daopei Hospital Morphology Laboratory's experienced team provides accurate and fast tests for patients. We test more than 10,000 bone marrow samples, and 15,000 peripheral blood samples and complete about 5,000 cytochemical stains.
Our tests include bone marrow morphology detection, peripheral blood classification, cytochemical staining, tumour cell detection from the concentrated body fluid, tumour cell detection from tissue imprint and so on.
Flow cytometry primarily uses the principle of antigen-binding antibodies and fluorescent labelling to provide quantitative analysis of multiple parameters of cells, which is why it is often referred to as immunotyping. But flow can do more. Flow analysis is highly dependent on knowledge and experience.
There are nearly 30,000 samples a year, 50% of which come from all over China. This laboratory has become a renowned centre for the diagnosis of difficult diseases.
Cytogenetics/Fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) laboratory
More than 10,000 samples are received each year, of which more than 1/3 are samples from other hospitals, including many complicated karyotypes and difficult cases. Our turnaround time for chromosome presentation is only 6-8 working days.
There are some subtle chromosomal abnormalities that are difficult to distinguish by karyotype analysis and need to be detected by the FISH method.
There are more than 400 FISH test types in our laboratory.
In most cases, the fusion gene is made up of two different genes that are spliced together incorrectly to create a genetic monster. The fusion gene is usually the main cause of cancer and the most powerful target for treatment. There are 36 fusion gene panels in our laboratory.
CSF samples from a patient with central nervous system symptoms (diagnosed with tuberculous meningitis for more than 4 months) were successfully examined by MICM.
Patient No. WJJ, female, 21 years old, presented with central nervous system symptoms without lymphadenopathy or hepatosplenomegaly. She had sought diagnosis and treatment in the neurology departments of several hospitals.