BCR-ABL, t(9;22) Translocation Qualitative by RT-PCR
0055553
 
Ordering Recommendation
May be used for diagnosis of CML and ALL. For monitoring CML, refer to quantitative tests [BCR-ABL1, Major (p210), Quantitative (2005017) or BCR-ABL1, Minor (p190), Quantitative (2005016)].
Mnemonic
BCR-ABL
Methodology
Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
RNA isolation: Sun-Sat
Assay
: Sun, Tue-Fri
Reported
2-7 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA) or bone marrow (EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Transport 5 mL whole blood or 3 mL bone marrow. (Min: 1 mL whole blood or 1 mL bone marrow) Specimens must be received within 48 hours of collection due to lability of RNA.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Serum or plasma. Specimens collected in anticoagulants other than EDTA. Severely hemolyzed specimens. Frozen or clotted specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

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Note
For quantitative testing, see BCR-ABL1, Major (p210), Quantitative (ARUP test code 2005017) or BCR-ABL1, Minor (p190), Quantitative (ARUP test code 2005016).
CPT Code(s)
81206; 81207
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0055553BCR-ABL1, t(9;22) Qual by RT-PCR
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Cross References
  • BCR-ABL1
  • CML RT-PCR
  • p190
  • p210
  • Philadelphia Chromosome