Ordering Recommendation

Assess donor genotype.




Polymerase Chain Reaction/Fragment Analysis




5-9 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or yellow (ACD Solution A or B). OR bone marrow in lavender (EDTA). OR buccal brushes from donor.

Specimen Preparation

Transport 3 mL whole blood (Min: 1 mL) OR 1 mL bone marrow OR 2 buccal brushes in a sterile, dry tube.

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Post-transplantation results will be compared to pre-transplant recipient and donor genotypes, therefore, donor and recipient samples must be obtained and genotyped before the transplant event occurs.


Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Background Information for Chimerism, Donor:
Monitoring for bone marrow transplant patients; correlation with clinical status and consideration of the interval between bone marrow transplantation and testing is necessary for proper interpretation of results.
Methodology: PCR followed by capillary electrophoresis. Specimens are analyzed using 15 autosomal markers (D8S1179, D21S11, D7S820, CSF1PO, D3S1358, THO1, D13S317, D16S539, D2S1338, D19S433, vWa, TPOX, D18S51, D5S818, and FGA) and one gender marker (amelogenin).
Kit Used:
AmpFLSTR Identifiler® PCR Amplification Kit, Applied Biosystems.
Limit of Detection:
2% of minor cell population. Diagnostic errors can occur due to rare sequence variations.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)


Hotline History


CPT Codes

See CPT codes under (Chimerism, Recipient Pre-Transplant - test code 2002065)


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050759 Chimerism, Donor, Interpretation
2001378 Chimerism, Donor, Specimen
2002031 Chimerism, Donor, Recipient's Name
2002032 Chimerism, Donor, Informative Loci
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  • Bone marrow DNA typing
  • Chimerism evaluation
  • Pre transplant evaluation
  • Transplant analysis
  • Transplant evaluation
Chimerism, Donor (Extended TAT as of 11/20/20-no referral available)