Lymphoma and Leukemia Gene Rearrangement, T cell Receptor Gamma Gene Rearrangement by PCR

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

TCPCR

POE DESCRIPTION:

TCR GENE REARRANGEMENT BY PCR, TCPCR

CPT CODE:

83894 x2, 83898, 83912, 83903, 83891

DAYS PERFORMED:

Mon-Thurs, 0900-1600; Fri, 0900-1200

TURNAROUND TIME:

7-10 days

CONTAINER TYPE:

Yellow top (ACD) tube for blood and bone marrow

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

Bone marrow/ 2-3 mL, blood/ 3-5 mL, fixed tissue.

Leftover material submitted to Pathology for morphology or flow cytometry will be used whenever possible.

REFERENCE RANGE:

No rearrangement observed

LIMITATIONS OF TEST:

Detects 75-80% of T cell receptor gamma gene rearrangements.