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Test Code BCRFSH BCR ABL FISH

Specimen Required

Peripheral Blood

Specimen Volume

5 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

2 mL

Special Handling Instructions

Send to Referral Laboratory with copy of ordering requisition and copy of surgical pathology (if available).

Transport Temperature

Ambient

Specimen Stability

Stable at ambient temperature

Reflex Tests

Chromosome analysis, additional FISH probes

Methodology

Fluorescent in-situ hybridization 

Turnaround Time

Final report within 10-14 days.

CPT Codes

88237

88271

88275

Reference Ranges

Laboratory to provide interpretive report

Collection Container

Blood - Green (Sodium Heparin)

Bone Marrow - Syringe with heparin

 

Other Acceptable Specimen types

Bone Marrow Aspirate

Reasons for Rejection

Incorrect tube, insufficient quantity