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Lab Test Dictionary

B-Cell Clonality Panel (IGH, IGK), PCR (91635)

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR); Fragment Analysis


Synonyms

B-Cell Gene Rearrangement

Specimen Type

Whole Blood or Bone Marrow

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

5 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

3-5 mL Whole Blood or 0.5-1 mL Bone Marrow

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Whole blood or bone marrow collected in a sodium heparin (green-top) tube, Formalin fixed, paraffin embedded tissue; Tissue in a sterile transport tube or a Fine needle aspirate (FNA) is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 7 Days (Indefinite for Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue); Refrigerated: 7 Days (Indefinite for Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue); Frozen: Unacceptable (1 Year for Tissue or Fine needle aspirate (FNA)

Test Volume Required

5 mL Whole Blood or 1 mL Bone Marrow

Minimum Test Volume

3 mL Whole Blood or 0.5 mL Bone Marrow

Processing Instructions

Include pathology report for all fresh FNA, frozen tissue and FFPE cases (partial/preliminary reports ok).


Included Tests

Includes pathologist interpretation.


Comments

Insurance authorization is required prior to draw for Outpatients. Ok to send on Inpatients.


CPT Codes

81261, 81264, 84999


Revised

10-27-19

Initials

SL