BCR/ABL FISH


Test Information

Test Name

BCR/ABL FISH

Synonyms

t(9;22); Philadelphia chromosome FISH

Preferred Specimen

Heparin (Whole Blood)

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

3 weeks


Processing Information

Registration Code

CGEN

Notes

  • DO NOT centrifuge; whole blood required
  • DO NOT share sample; dedicated tube required
  • DO NOT put on Automate

Flourescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) with BCR and ABL1 specific probes to identify and characterise the t(9;22)(q34;q11.2) Philadelphia chromosome rearrangement.

Alternative Specimen

1mL BMA in RPMI


Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

Send Away Transport

Ambient on day of collection. Refrigerate overnight or weekend then send ambient

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