|Major BCR/ABL (b2/a2 or b3/a2)||RT-PCR||Ratio|
|1||Whole Blood EDTA||8 (5) mL||Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)||See COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS.|
|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.|
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.