Lymphoma and Leukemia Gene Rearrangment, Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain (IgH) Gene Rearrangement by PCR

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: JHPCR
POE DESCRIPTION: JH GENE REARRANGEMENT BY PCR; JHPCR
CPT CODE: 83894 x2; 83898 x2; 83912; 83891
DAYS PERFORMED: Mon-Thur, 0900-1600; Fri, 0900-1200
TURNAROUND TIME: 7-10 days
CONTAINER TYPE: Yellow top (ACD) tube for blood and bone marrow
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Biopsy, bone marrow, blood, body fluid. Note: Leftover tissue submitted to Pathology for morphology will be used whenever possible.
MINIMUM VOLUME: The IgH gene rearrangement test by PCR may be ordered alone, in this case the sample quantity required is 2-3 mL of blood and 1-2 mL of bone marrow.
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Store yellow top (ACD) tubes at room temperature; deliver to the Cellular Laboratory within 48 hours.
REFERENCE RANGE: No rearrangement observed
LIMITATIONS OF TEST:

Will not detect all gene rearrangements.