5352 BCR/ABL UltraQuant® Major 210 KD Transcript Whole Blood

Components
NAME METHOD REFERENCE RANGE UNITS
Major BCR/ABL (b2/a2 or b3/a2) RT-PCR    Ratio 


Specimen Requirements
TYPE VOLUME TEMPERATURE INSTRUCTIONS
PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood EDTA 8 (5) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s) See COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS. 


Clinical utility
For quantitative monitoring of minimal residual disease in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and other disorders (e.g. blast crisis of CML) with major p210KD transcript, in whole blood. For blast crisis of CML, both test codes #5342 and #5344 (for minor p190KD transcript) may be appropriate. For diagnosis of CML, Specialty offers test code #5834 BCR/ABL Gene Rearrangement (Philadelphia chromosome) by FISH.


Collection Instruction
Heparinized whole blood or ACD whole blood is not acceptable.
Do not freeze.
Sample should be REFRIGERATED after collection and shipped on cold
pack by overnight courier to arrive at Specialty within 24 hours of
collection. Specimens will be stabilized upon departmental receipt.


Reported: 3 days

CPT Code: 83891, 83896, 83898, 83902, 83912

Notes: For bone marrow specimens, order test code #5342. CPT Codes: 83891, 83902, 83898, 83896, 83912