PML/RARA t(15;17), Bone Marrow
Label Mnemonic: PMLBM
Epic Lab Code: LAB7572
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Bone Marrow
Specimen Instructions:
Stable 1 hour ambient.
Collection Medium:
Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)
Alternate Collection Media:
Pink top tube 6 mL (K2-EDTA)
Minimum:
Preferred minimum: 3 mL bone marrow Absolute minimum: 1 mL bone marrow Remarks: Specimens must be received at reference laboratory within 48 hours of collection due to lability of RNA.
Rejection Criteria:
Serum or plasma. Frozen or clotted bone marrow. Specimens collected in preservatives other than EDTA. Severely hemolyzed specimens.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
Testing Schedule:
Monday - Thursday only, NO weekends, NO Holidays. Call Mailouts
(356-8593) for Friday collections.
Turn Around Time:
2-7 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
By report.
Methodology:
Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
CPT Code:
81315
 
See Additional Information:
Specimens Requiring Immediate Delivery