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Lab Test Dictionary

AML1/ETO t(8;21) Quantitative Real-Time PCR (14995X)

Methodology

Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)


Synonyms

AML PCR

Specimen Type

Whole Blood or Bone Marrow

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Lab Test Days

Mon

Standard TAT

5 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

3 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Collect 3 mL of whole blood or bone marrow in a lavendar-top (EDTA) tube, green-top (Heparin) or yellow-top (ACD) tube. Whole blood or bone marrow are shipped at room temperature or 4° C. Do not freeze whole blood or bone marrow. Record the draw time and date on the tube. Information regarding draw time and date is required to ensure stability of the sample is maintained. Ship immediately to maintain sample stability.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis • Clotted blood or bone marrow • F

Test Volume Required

3 mL

Minimum Test Volume

1 mL


Comments

Alternative Specimen(s) Whole blood collected in an EDTA (royal blue-top), sodium heparin (green-top) or ACD solution B (yellow-top) tube • 3 mL bone marrow collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), EDTA (royal blue-top), sodium heparin (green-top), or ACD solution B (yellow-top) tube


CPT Codes

81401


Revised

06-09-14

Initials

JZ