Test Name: IgVH Mutation Analysis
Methodology: Molecular Genetics
RT-PCR and bi-directional sequencing of the variable region of the immunoglobulin heavy chain for detection of mutation from germline sequence. The mutated VH gene family is identified in positive reports (>3% sequence deviation). Mutation may not be detectable in specimens containing <10% clonal B-cells.
•Peripheral blood: 4 mL in EDTA tube.
•Bone marrow: 2 mL in EDTA tube.
Storage and Transport
Use cold pack for transport, making sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen. Ship same day as drawn whenever possible; specimens <72 hours old preferred.
Specimen Rejection Criteria
Turn Around Time (TAT): 10 Days
CPT Codes*: 81263
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