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Alias Names: Multiple Myeloma / Plasma Cell Dyscrasia / Plasma Cell Disorder
Methodology: Fluorescent in situ Hybridization (FISH)
Edit Date: 1/12/2010
Performed: Varies
Released: Varies
CPT Code: Varies
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Peripheral blood or bone marrow in a 10 mL green top tube (sodium heparin).
Handling: Do not centrifuge. Keep as aesthetic as possible. Provide a current CBC and diagnosis.
Stability: 48 hours ambient or 48 hours refrigerated. Unstable frozen. Specimens received in lab more than 48 hours old will be run but results are not guaranteed.
Standard Volume: 10 mL blood or bone marrow
Minimum Volume: 3 mL blood or bone marrow
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Panel includes 4 probes: t (4;14) (p16;q32), t(14;16) (q32;q23), 17p13, and 13q14.
Rejection Criteria: Lithium heparin; frozen specimen.

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