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ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA DETECTION 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
AMLFH


Alias/See Also
AML


CPT Codes
88377 x8

Includes
Includes Pathologist Interpretation


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


Minimum Volume
1 mL bone marrow or 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?)
Clotted or Frozen.
Irretrievable samples will not be rejected.


Methodology

FISH (Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization)



Setup Schedule
Batched


Clinical Significance
This test aids in the diagnosis of new cases of AML and yeilds significant prognostic information for risk assessment and treatment stratification based on the anomalies found.


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.