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ACUTE LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA PANEL by FISH

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Must include Hematopathology Patient Information Sheet with order.  Form is linked in the Additional Information below, in the Resources section, on our website, or by calling Client Services at 219-989-3700.


Test Code
ALLFH


Alias/See Also
ALL


CPT Codes
88377 x2

Includes
  • Pathologist interpretation
  • BCR-ABL1 translocation t (9;22)
  • MLL rearrangement (11q23)


Preferred Specimen
1 Green tube (Sodium Heparin)
Note: Heparin choice is Sodium - do not use Lithium heparin


Minimum Volume
  • 1 mL bone marrow
  • 2 mL whole blood


Other Acceptable Specimens
1 Lavender tube (EDTA)


Instructions
Must include Hematopathology Patient Information Sheet with order.  Form is linked in the Additional Information below, in the Resources section, on our website, or by calling Client Services at 219-989-3700.


Transport Temperature
Room temperature


Specimen Stability
Room temperature up to 2 days. Refrigerated samples will be accepted, but not preferred.


Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
  • Whole blood:  Clotted or frozen samples will be rejected
  • Bone marrow:  irretrievable samples will not be rejected


Methodology
FISH (Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization)

Setup Schedule
Batched


Report Available
Report available in 2-5 days.


Reference Range
Report can be found in Soft Path


Clinical Significance
This test is used for risk stratification and therapeutic management in newly diagnosed ALL cases.


Performed By
Alverno Laboratories

Performing Laboratory
Alverno Central Lab  
NMB15 (Molecular Biology, FISH)

Additional Information
Hematopathology Requisition

Last Updated: February 13, 2024


The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.