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Refrigerated <72 hours OK; Frozen: NO
Philadelphia Chromosome Ph1 Bone Marrow/Blood, mRNA Detection, MSO
Mayo Medical Labs (89006); R-MM
Days Set Up:
Mo - Fr
5 - 10 Days
A qualitative result is provided that indicates the presence or absence of BCR/ABL mRNA. When positive, the fusion variant is also reported.
Collection/ Processing Details:
Note: 1. The following information is required:
A. Pertinent clinical history-please confirm that this test is being ordered for the purposes of making an initial diagnosis
B. Date of draw
C. Specimen source (blood or bone marrow)
Useful to: Aid in the diagnostic workup for patients with bcr/abl-positive neoplasms, predominantly chronic myeloid leukemia and acute lymphocytic leukemia.
When positive, the test identifies which mRNA fusion variant is present to guide selection of an appropriate monitoring assy.
If a quantitative monitoring assay is not available for a rare fusion variant, this assay may be of some value for monitoring, as it is quite sensitive and can provide a positive or negative result.