t(15;17) Translocation by qPCR

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

PMLRARPCR

CPT CODE:

83890, 83898 X 2,  83902, 83912

CDM NUMBER:

3301008, 3301013 x 2, 3391018, 3391014

DAYS PERFORMED:

Mon-Thur., 0900-1600; Fri., 0900-1200

TURNAROUND TIME:

7-10 days

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Specimens must be accompanied by a Specialty Tests requisition form

CONTAINER TYPE: ACD
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

2-5 ml bone marrow, 5-10 ml peripheral blood; at least 10% tumor cells

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Unlabeled or mixed specimens

MINIMUM VOLUME:

5 ml blood, 2 ml bone marrow

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:

Hold at room temperature, deliver to 1188 Jelke within 24 hours

REFERENCE RANGE:

Translocation detected/not detected

LIMITATIONS OF TEST:

Does not detect all t(15;17) translocation breakpoints

METHODOLOGY:

qRT-PCR

TEST SYNONYM(S):t(15;17), PML-RARA, PML