Test Name: PML-RARA Translocation, t(15;17)


Methodology: Molecular Genetics


Test Description

Real-time RT-PCR for quantitative detection of the t(15;17) PML-RARA fusion transcript. Both long and short isoforms of the fusion transcript are detected. Positive results identify the isoform and quantify it as a ratio with the amount of transcript from a normal control gene. Analytical sensitivity is 1 tumor cell in 100,000 normal cells.


Specimen Requirements

•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

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Turn Around Time (TAT): 5-7 Days


CPT Codes*: 81315


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