85135:BCR/ABL by FISH

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85135:BCR/ABL by FISH
Alias Names: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia / Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia / Translocation 9:22 / t(9:22) / Philadelphia Chromosome / Ph Chromosome
Methodology: Fluorescent in situ Hybridization
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 whole blood. Provide a current CBC and diagnosis.
Stability: 48 hours ambient or 48 hours refrigerated. Unstable frozen. Specimen received in lab more than 48 hours old will be tested, but results are not guaranteed.
Standard Volume: 10 mL blood or bone marrow
Minimum Volume: 3 mL blood or bone marrow
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Lithium heparin; frozen specimen.