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BCR/ABL1 Gene Rearrangement, Quantitative, PCR (91065)


Quantitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)


P210 BCR-ABL transcript, t(9;22); P190 BCR-ABL transcript; Philadelphia Chromosome

Specimen Type

Whole Blood or Bone Marrow

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID


Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

3-4 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

4-6 mL Whole Blood or 2-3 mL Bone Marrow

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Bone marrow collected in a sodium heparin (green-top) or ACD Solution B (yellow-top) tube is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp=72 Hours; Refrigerated=72 Hours; Frozen=Unacceptable

Test Volume Required

6 mL whole blood or 3 mL bone marrow

Minimum Test Volume

4 mL Whole Blood or 2 mL Bone Marrow

Processing Instructions

Indicate specimen source in comments, on specimen and batch sheet.

Included Tests

If patient has not been previously documented as positive, both P190 and P210 will be performed. If patient has previously been documented with P190 transcript expression, only P190 BCR-ABL1 will be performed. If patient has previously been documented with P210 transcript expression, only P210 BCR-ABL1 will be performed.


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

CPT Codes

81206, 81207