80844:BCR/ABL by PCR

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80844:BCR/ABL by PCR
Alias Names: t(9;22) BR/ABL / CML / AML / ALL
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Varies
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.
Transport: Refrigerated.
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.
MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST
This test may require insurance company prior authorization before ordering.
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Failure to gain preauthorization may result in denial of coverage.