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Lab Dept:

Anatomic Pathology

Test Name:

BCR-abl BY FISH (FAIRVIEW UNIVERSITY)

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

BCRFU

Synonyms:

N/A

CPT Codes:

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

Test Includes:

FISH testing of bone marrow or 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:

Fairview-University Diagnostic Laboratory – Cytogenetics

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Monday - Sunday

Turnaround Time:

4 - 21 days

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Bone Marrow or blood

Container:

Heparinized syringe or Green top (Sodium Heparin) tube

Draw Volume:

5 mL (Minimum: 2 mL) bone marrow or blood

Processed Volume:

Same as Draw Volume

Collection:

Routine bone marrow collection or routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Do Not centrifuge. Store and ship at room temperature. Order test FISH INTER and specify that the FISH inter probe is BCR ABL.

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:

Fairview-University Diagnostic Laboratory - Cytogenetics, May 2008



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