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Test Code BCRQN BCR-ABL1 Gene Rearrangement, Quantitative, PCR

Specimen Required

6 mL whole blood or 3mL bone marrow

Specimen Minimum Volume

Whole blood: 4 mL Bone marrow: 2 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 72 hours Refrigerated: 72 hours Frozen: Unacceptable

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Daily a.m

Method Name

Quantitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Collection Container / Tube

Whole Blood:
Preferred: EDTA (lavendar-top)
Other Acceptable Container: None

Bone Marrow:
Sodium heparin (green-top) tube, or ACD solution B (yellow-top) tube

Transport / Storage Conditions

Room temperature

Special Instructions

Collect 6 mL of whole blood or 3 mL bone marrow in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube. Whole blood or bone marrow is shipped at room temperature or refrigerated (cold packs). Do not freeze whole blood or bone marrow. 
After collection of the sample, draw date and time, as well as sample type, must be written on the tube and included as requested information. Ship sample immediately, due to short stability of 72 hours. If the stability of the sample cannot be determined, delay in result or cancellation of test may occur.

Reference Values

BCR-ABL1/ABL1 % 0.000
BCR-ABL1/ABL1 % (IS) 0.000
Interpretation See Laboratory Report

Analytic Time

3 days

Alias/See Also

P210 BCR-ABL transcript,t(9;22),
P190 BCR-ABL transcript,Philadelphia Chromosome
LAB11691

Message

Collect 6 mL of whole blood or 3 mL bone marrow in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube. Whole blood or bone marrow is shipped at room temperature or refrigerated (cold packs). Do not freeze whole blood or bone marrow. 
After collection of the sample, draw date and time, as well as sample type, must be written on the tube and included as requested information. Ship sample immediately, due to short stability of 72 hours. If the stability of the sample cannot be determined, delay in result or cancellation of test may occur.