Unusual Cases: Bridging Hematology and Flow Cytometry

12:00 PM to 1:00PM (Americas) Central Time (US & Canada)

Guldeep Uppal, MD, Associate Professor and Pathologist, Hematopathology Division, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Multiparameter flow cytometry has become an integral tool in the work-up of abnormal WBC findings, allowing for rapid and accurate identification of abnormal cell populations, cell lineage assignment and assessment of clonality. This presentation will discuss a series of cases that demonstrate the utility of flow cytometry in the diagnostic workup of hematologic disorders presenting with abnormal WBC differential and incorporation of relevant criteria from the revised WHO Classification of Tumors of Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues.


  • Identify and interpret clinical cytometry data.
  • State limitations of flow cytometry analysis and when it is indicated to order reflex testing.
  • Summarize the role of flow cytometry in the era of targeted therapies.
  • Review the role of flow cytometry analysis in the evaluation of abnormal CBC parameters and abnormal peripheral blood smear morphology

​This session provides 1 contact hour through P.A.C.E.® and the state of Florida.

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