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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Myeloma FISH panel


Multiple Myeloma

Specimen Collection

Pre Testing Requirements

>10% plasma cells in BMA

Adult Specimen

2 ml Bone marrow aspirate in RPMI

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) on CD138 isolated plasma cells with probes for 1p/1q gain or loss, IGH/FGFR3 t(4;14) rearrangement and TP53 deletions with reflex testing to IGH/CCND1 rearrangement also available

Uncertainty of measurement

Refer to report

Diagnostic Use Or Instructions

Haematologist approval required.

Electronic Information

Registration Code


HL7 mapping code