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CLL panel FISH

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Price Comment

Includes culture processing charge.

Specimen Collection

Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols

4 ml Heparin (Dark green) Whole blood sterile. Do not centrifuge or freeze. 

2 - 10 ml bone marrow aspirate in RPMI, Bone marrow trephine in RPMI

For TP53 mutation 4 ml EDTA (Purple) Whole blood sterile. Do not centrifuge or freeze.

Blood Samples are preferred for CLL  and ?LPN patients with peripheral lymphocytosis. 

For other disorders, peripheral blood is suitable if there are >10% blasts in circulation. 

Paediatric Specimen

Sample Delivery to Lab

Ambient on day of collection. Refrigerate overnight or weekend then send ambient.

Test Information



Laboratory Turnaround Time

Urgent 5 days, Non-urgent 18 days


Flourescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) probe CLL panel.

Uncertainty Of Measurement

Refer to report

Diagnostic Use Or Instructions

Detects 11q22.3 ATM deletion,Trisomy 12 D12Z3, 13q14 D13S319 deletion and  17p13 TP53 deletion associated with CLL.

Probes can also be ordered individually for other Lymphoproliferative neoplasms (LPN)

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