T-Cell Clonality Screening by PCR
0055567
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
T CELL-F
Methodology
Polymerase Chain Reaction/Capillary Electrophoresis
Performed
DNA Isolation: Sun-Sat
Assay:
Mon, Wed-Fri
Reported
5-7 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Lavender (EDTA) or bone marrow (EDTA) OR tissue.  
Specimen Preparation
Whole blood: Transport 5 mL. (Min: 1 mL)
OR Bone marrow:
Transport 3 mL. (Min: 1 mL)
OR Fresh tissue:
Freeze immediately. Transport 100 mg or 0.5-2.0 cm3 tissue
OR FFPE tumor tissue:
Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tissue. Protect from excessive heat. Transport tissue block or four 10-micron shavings. Tissue block will be returned after testing. Transport tissue (frozen or paraffin) 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
Whole blood OR Bone marrow: Refrigerated. 
Fresh tissue:
Frozen on dry ice.
FFPE tumor tissue:
Room temperature or refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Serum. Frozen whole blood or bone marrow. Clotted or grossly hemolyzed specimens. Specimens fixed/processed in alternative fixatives or heavy metal fixatives (B-4 or B-5) or tissue sections on slides. Decalcified specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Whole blood OR Bone marrow: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
Fresh Tissue:
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 hours; Frozen: 1 year
FFPE tumor tissue:
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)
81342
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0055567T-Cell Clonality by PCR21753-9
2006285T-Cell Clonality Source 
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Aliases
  • T Cell Gamma
  • T Cell Gene Rearrangement
  • T-cell receptor gamma rearrangment
  • T-Cell Receptor Gene Rearrangement
  • TCRG