BIRC2-MALT1 (API2-MALT1) Translocation, t(11;18) by RT-PCR
0055691
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
API2-MLT1
Methodology
Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Varies
Reported
5-10 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Tissue.  
Specimen Preparation
Freeze fresh tissue immediately. Transport 100 mg or 0.5 cm3 tissue.
OR
Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tissue. Transport tissue block or 4 tissue scrolls (tissue shavings), 10 microns thick. Protect paraffin block from excessive heat. Tissue block will be returned after testing.
Transport tissue (frozen or paraffin block) in a tissue transport kit (ARUP supply #47808) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Fresh tissue: Frozen at -70°C.
OR FFPE:
Room temperature or refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens fixed/processed in alternative fixatives (alcohol, Prefer®) or heavy metal fixatives (B-4 or B-5). Slides. Decalcified tissue. Paraffin section slides.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Fresh tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen at -70°C: 1 year
FFPE:
Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
   
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
81479
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0055691BIRC2-MALT1(API2-MALT1) t(11;18) RT-PCR 
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Aliases
  • API2-MALT1
  • MALT lymphoma subtyping
  • MALT tumor marker
  • t(11;18)