Polymerase Chain Reaction-based DNA Sequencing
Myeloproliferative neoplasm; PMF; Essential Thrombocythemia (ET); Polycythemia Vera (PV); ET; Primary Myelofibrosis (PMF); PV; JAK2 V617F
Whole Blood or Bone Marrow
Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
Other Reference Test
3-4 mL Whole Blood or 1-3 mL Bone Marrow
EDTA (Lavender-Top) Tube
Whole blood or bone marrow aspirate collected in a sodium heparin (green-top) tube; Fixed cell pellet collected in sterile leak-proof container; Extracted DNA from CLIA-certified laboratory collected in a sterile leak-proof container is also acceptable.
Room Temp: 7 Days, Refrigerated: 7 Days (14 Days for Extracted DNA); Frozen: Unacceptable (1 Year for Extracted DNA)
3 mL blood or 1 mL bone marrow aspirate
Cell pellets: Send fixed samples within 7 days of fixation date in a plastic, leak-proof tube/container. Indicate type of fixative used along with patient name, specimen source, date collected, and date harvested/fixed. Cell pellets submitted in Carnoy's or other alcohol-based fixatives are acceptable. Do not reject specimens, send to laboratory for screening.
Insurance authorization required prior to collection for Outpatients. Ok to send on Inpatients.