Ordering Recommendation

Use for diagnostic and prognostic information in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) when JAK2 testing is negative.

Mnemonic
CALR
Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction/Capillary Electrophoresis

Performed

DNA 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). Also acceptable: DNA extracted by CLIA certified lab.

Specimen Preparation

Whole Blood: Do not freeze. Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
Bone Marrow: Do not freeze. Transport 3 mL bone marrow. (Min: 1 mL)
Extracted DNA: Transport 40 uL DNA with at least 50 ng/uL concentration. (Min: 40 uL) Transport DNA 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

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Plasma, serum, FFPE tissue blocks/slides, or frozen tissue, DNA extracted by a non-CLIA lab. Specimens collected in anticoagulants other than EDTA or sodium heparin. Clotted or grossly hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
Extracted DNA: Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerate: Indefinitely; Frozen: Indefinitely

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. 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
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

81219

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2010675 CALR Exon 9 Mutation Analysis - Result 35474-6
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Aliases
  • CALR
  • ET
  • JAK2-negative myeloproliferative neoplasm
  • MPD
  • MPL
  • MPN
  • Myeloproliferative disorders
  • PMF
CALR (Calreticulin) Exon 9 Mutation Analysis by PCR