Flow Cytometry Core Laboratory

List of Services

  • Full Leukemia/lymphoma Panel
  • T & B Subsetting
  • HLA B-27


  • Clinical services performed using a Becton Dickinson FACScanto analytical flow cytometer (6 color/2 laser instrument)
  • Research services offered using two Dako MoFlo sorting flow cytometers (8 color/3 laser instruments), two Becton Dickinson FACScanto analytical flow cytometers (3 color/1 laser instruments), and Becton Dickinson LSR II (15 color/5 laser instrument).

Referring Institution Test Information 

Cytogenetic and Flow Test Requisition

Minimum Specimen Requirements

Bone Marrow or Peripheral Blood
2cc in EDTA (purple) or Sodium Hep (green)
Do not use coagulation tube

Research Billing Schedule

Sorting -  $75/hour
Assisted analysis - $40/hour
Unassisted analysis (must be certified by a member of the staff) - $20/hour
Note: Each investigator will have an individual account set up. A monthly bill will be mailed from the TCH billing dept.

Research Scheduling

Call 832-824-4731 to schedule appointments. Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. Earlier or later appointments are available with the approval of the lab manager. 

Contact Information

P-Tube: 511
Laboratory Phone: 832-824-4731
Laboratory FAX: 832-825-0011

Weekday Specimen/Package Delivery Address
Texas Children's Hospital
Flow Cytometry Laboratory
1102 Bates St., Ste. 1130
Houston, TX 77030 

Weekend/Holiday Specimen Delivery Address (Patient samples only)
Texas Children's Hospital
Cytogenetic Laboratory (C/O Central Distribution)
6621 Fannin, West Tower, Ste B115.14
Houston, TX 77030

Please also include the lab phone number on the airbill (832-824-4457)