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Test Mnemonic ABLKINASE ABL 1 Kinase

Performing Laboratory

NeoGenomics Laboratories

Methodology & Test Description

Molecular

 

RT-PCR and sequencing of the BCR-ABL1 fusion transcript for qualitative detection of mutations associated with resistance to Gleevec (imatinib) and other tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Analysis includes detection of the common T315I mutation.

 

 

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Peripheral Blood

Container/Tube:  Lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s)

Specimen:  5 mL of EDTA whole blood

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:  Be sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen during transport.

Ship same day as drawn whenever possible; specimens <72 hours old preferred.

Note:  See “NeoGenomics” in “Request Forms”.

 

 

 

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

81170

Special Instructions