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Laboratory Information

Test Name

BCR/ABL1 FISH

Synonyms

t(9;22) FISH
CML

External Price (excl. GST)

Price

$709.21

Price Comment

Includes culture processing charge.

Specimen Collection

Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols

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

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

Peripheral blood is suitable if there are >10% blasts in circulation. 

Sample Delivery to Lab

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

Test Information

Department

Cytogenetics

Laboratory Turnaround Time

Urgent < 5 days, Non-urgent 18 days

Method

Flourescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) with BCR and ABL1 specific probes to identify and characterise the t(9;22)(q34;q11.2) Philadelphia chromosome rearrangement.

Uncertainty Of Measurement

Refer to report

Minimum Volume

1 ml BMA in RPMI or 1.0 ml Heparin (Dark green) whole blood sterile > 10% blasts

Electronic Information

Registration Code

FBCR_ABL

HL7Mapping Code

$FBCR_ABL