87820:PML/RARA BY RT-PCR

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87820:PML/RARA BY RT-PCR
Alias Names: PML/RETINOIC / APL
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Edit Date: 4/14/2009
Performed: Varies
Released: Varies
CPT Code: 83891-902F / 83892-902F / 83896-902F x4 / 83898-902F x2 / 83900-902F / 83902-902F x3 / 83912-902F
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Peripheral blood or bone marrow in two 4 mL lavender top tubes (EDTA).
Handling: Keep as whole blood. Do not spin. Keep as aseptical as possible. Provide a current CBC and diagnosis.
Stability: 48 hours ambient or 48 hours refrigerated. Unstable frozen.
Standard Volume: 8 mL whole blood or bone marrow.
Minimum Volume: 3 mL whole blood or bone marrow.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Detects the t(15;17) translocation of the three break points associated with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Specimens that are over 48 hours old when they reach the reference lab will be run, but results are not guaranteed.
Rejection Criteria: Paraffin-embedded tissue; delayed transport; frozen specimen.
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