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Test Code ALLFSH Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia FISH Panel

Important Note

Specify B cell or T cell panel

Collection Container

Blood: Green (Sodium Heparin)

Bone Marrow: Syringe with Heparin

Specimen Required

Peripheral Blood or Bone Marrow

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

Bone Marrow Aspirate

Special Handling Instructions

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

Specimen Volume

5 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

2 mL

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Stable at ambient temperature

Reasons for Rejection

Incorrect tube, insufficient quantity


Fluorescent in-situ hybridization (FISH)

Turnaround Time

Preliminary results available in 2 - 3 days, final report within 10 - 14 days

Reference Ranges

Laboratory to provide interpretive report.

CPT Code

88237, 88271, 88275

EMR Interface Order Code