Immunocytometry and gene rearrangement analysis in the diagnosis of lymphoma in an idiopathic pleural effusion.

@article{Kavuru1992ImmunocytometryAG,
  title={Immunocytometry and gene rearrangement analysis in the diagnosis of lymphoma in an idiopathic pleural effusion.},
  author={Mani S. Kavuru and Raymond Tubbs and Martin L. Miller and Herbert P. Wiedemann},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1992},
  volume={145 1},
  pages={209-11}
}
We report a patient with an idiopathic pleural effusion in whom the diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma was established by immunocytometry of pleural fluid and confirmed by the detection of B-cell immunoglobulin gene rearrangement. Immunocytometry is a rapid, semi-automated laboratory method for phenotyping lymphoid cells by determining immunoglobulin and… CONTINUE READING