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|80844:BCR/ABL by PCR|
|Alias Names:||t(9;22) BR/ABL / CML / AML / ALL|
|Methodology:||Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)|
|Released:||5-7 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.|
|CPT Code:||83891-902B x2, 83892-902B x2, 83896-902B x8, 83898-902B x8, 83902-902B x2, 83912-902B|
|Specimen Collection Details|
|Collection:||Peripheral blood or bone marrow in two 4 mL lavender top tubes (EDTA).|
|Handling:||Do not centrifuge. Keep as aseptically as possible. Provide a current CBC and diagnosis. NOTE: Specimen more than 48 hours old when received at Peacehealath Laboratories’ reference lab will be run, but results are not guaranteed.|
|Stability:||Specimen stable 48 hours ambient or 48 hours refrigerated. Specimen unstable frozen.|
|Standard Volume:||10 mL blood or bone marrow.|
|Minimum Volume:||3 mL blood or bone marrow.|
|Comments:||Test detects the presence of cells in blood or bone marrow of cells containing the t(9;22) BCR-ABL major and minor translocations (Philadelphia Chromosome) associated with CML, AML and ALL. Sensitivity: 1 in 105 transcripts. This technique can be used to quantitatively monitor minimal residual disease.|
|Rejection Criteria:||Delayed transport; frozen specimen.
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