Ordering Recommendation

Sensitive method for detecting BCL6 rearrangements in FFPE, which can contribute to diagnosis and prognostication in B-cell lymphomas.

Mnemonic
BCL6_FISH
Methodology

Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH)

Performed

Monday-Friday

Reported

3-7 days

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

Tumor tissue.

Specimen Preparation

Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed specimen. Protect paraffin block and/or slides from excessive heat. Transport tissue block or 5 unstained (3-micron thick sections), positively charged slides in a tissue transport kit (ARUP supply #47808 recommended but not required), available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 2 slides) If sending precut slides, do not oven bake.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature or refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens fixed or processed in alternative fixatives (alcohol, Prefer) or heavy metal fixatives (B-4 or B-5). No tumor in tissue. Decalcified specimens.

Remarks

Include surgical pathology report.

Stability

Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

Refer to report.   

Compliance Statement A: For laboratory developed tests using a manufacturer labeled ASR as the reagent providing the specificity of the assay. Analyte Specific Reagent. 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, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

88366

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3000681 BCL6 FISH Reference Number
3000682 BCL6 FISH Source
3000683 BCL6 FISH Result 21746-3
3000703 Scoring Method 81304-8
3002937 Total Cell Count 78236-7
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Aliases
BCL6 (3q27) Gene Rearrangement by FISH