PML-RAR Molecular studies

Test Information

Test Name

PML-RAR Molecular studies


PML-RAR alpha transcript detection by PCR; PML-RARa



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Many services are free for eligible patients. A minimum charge may apply. Prices listed are for unfunded, individual, requests. Please contact us for commercial testing.

Preferred Specimen

EDTA x 3 (Whole blood)

Testing Location


Turn Around Time

1 week

Collection Information


Monday - Wednesday collection only

Processing Information

Registration Code



  • DO NOT centrifuge; whole blood required
  • DO NOT refrigerate
  • DO NOT share sample; dedicated tube required
  • For optimal results, specimen should arrive at Canterbury Health Laboratory within 24 hours of collection, therefore it must arrive at Waikato Hospital Laboratory asap after collection and by 11AM Thursdays. DO NOT SEND ON FRIDAYS.

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

External Lab Website