Quatitative Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) using GeneXpert (Cepheid)
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML); CML RT-PCR; Philadelphia Chromosome Ph1 Bone Marrow/Blood; BCR/ABL
Whole Blood or Bone Marrow
Mayo Medical Lab
1-4 mL Whole Blood or 1-3 mL Bone Marrow
Whole blood or bone marrow collected in an ACD (yellow-top) tube is also acceptable. Collect Monday-Thursday before 1300 ONLY, no weekend or holidays. Pertinent clinical history including if the patient has a diagnosis of chronic myelogenous leukemia or other bcrlabl-positive neoplasma. Physician must complete the Mayo Hematopathology Patient Info form and submit with specimen to lab.
Room Temp: 72 Hours; Refrigerated: 72 Hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
4 mL Whole Blood or 3 mL Bone Marrow
1-4 mL Whole Blood or Bone Marrow
Indicate source in comments and on specimen. Pertinent clinical history including if the patient has a diagnosis of chronic myelogenous leukemia or other bcrlabl-positive neoplasma. Submit completed Mayo Hematopathology Patient Info form with specimen room temp.
Insurance authorization required prior to draw for outpatients. Ok to send on inpatients.