Lymph Node Prep

Frederic Preffer preffer at HELIX.MGH.HARVARD.EDU
Tue Mar 19 15:27:49 EST 1996

>Date: Tue, 19 Mar 1996 15:19:53

>>Can someone please tell me if there is any benefit to using density gradient 
>>separation on cells from a lymph node (be it a biopsy or FNA) if you are 
>>already using viability gating?
>>What I saw with viability gating looked pretty straight forward, and I 
>>couldn't see why any separation media would be needed.
>>I would be interested in any and all experience people have had with the two 
>>Thanks in advance.

In my experience, it is poor medical practice, unnecessary, time consuming,
and overly expen$ive to pass this type of specimen over a gradient.
Dr. Frederic I. Preffer 
preffer at
Department of Pathology- Cox5
100 Blossom St
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston MA 02114
   (617) 726-7481  {fax x2365}

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