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BCR/ABL by FISH Analysis

Performing Laboratory

Washington University Cytogenetics


Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)

Specimen Requirements

Call WU Cytogenetics 314-454-8101 for collection instructions.


Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Green top (Sodium Heparin)

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Specimen Minimum Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions: Invert several times to mix blood. Clotted blood is not acceptable.

Additional Information:

1. RNA is extremely liable and subject to degradation, delay in shipping may compromise RNA viability and results.

2. Specimen cannot be frozen.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Turnaround Time:
STAT: not available
Routine: 1 to 3 days

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate/Frozen NO/Ambient NO-Bone Marrow

Ambient/Refrigerate NO/Frozen NO-Whole Blood