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Time Sensitive

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Oncology Test Request Form Recommended (ARUP form #43099)
Ordering Recommendation

This is a process and hold test for bone marrow. Use when the clinical necessity of FISH is uncertain at the time of collection, so that CD138+ sorting on fresh specimen may be attempted and a pellet held for future FISH testing [eg, Multiple Myeloma Panel by FISH (3002063)].

Mnemonic
MMF PR &HLD
Methodology

Cell culture/Fluorescence in situ Hybridization

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Varies

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Non-diluted bone marrow collected in a heparinized syringe. Also acceptable: Green (sodium heparin).

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 3 mL bone marrow to a green (sodium heparin). (Min: 1 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen specimens. Paraffin-embedded specimens. Clotted specimens.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

This test must be ordered using Oncology test request form #43099 or through your ARUP interface.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

88237

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2006271 FISH, Multiple Myeloma Process and Hold
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Aliases
  • MMP process and hold FISH
Chromosome FISH, Multiple Myeloma Panel Process and Hold