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Lab Dept:

Anatomic Pathology

Test Name:

BCR-abl BY FISH, BLOOD (ANW)

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

BCRF

Synonyms:

N/A

CPT Codes:

88271x2 – Molecular cytogenetics: DNA pr
88275 – Interphase in situ hybridization
88291 – Interpretation

Test Includes:

FISH testing of blood for BCR. An interpretive report of the findings will be issued.

Logistics

Test Indications:

N/A

Lab Testing Sections:

Anatomic Pathology – Sendouts

Referred to:

ANW – Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Ultra Panel Code: BCR)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Monday - Friday

Turnaround Time:

3 days

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Whole blood

Container:

Green top (Sodium Heparin) tube

Draw Volume:

3 mL (Minimum: 0.5 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

Same as Draw Volume

Collection:

Routine venipuncture.

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Do Not centrifuge. Submit specimen in original collection container. Store and ship at room temperature.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Frozen specimen; mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

An interpretive report will be sent.

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

FISH – Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization

References:

ANW - Abbott Northwestern Hospital Cytology



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