BCR/ABL Quantification

Last Modified: 9/15/2022 6:19:51 AM

  Medicare Medical Necessity Restrictions May Apply
Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

5.0 mL Peripheral Blood Blood in a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA

Collection Instructions: Fill tube, invert gently 5-6 times


Minimum Volume: 3.0 mL Whole Blood EDTA
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Refrigerated

 Specimen has a 48 hour stability.  Specimens must arrive at PRMC n the Sendout Department by 4 p.m. if collected on a Friday.
Reference Range:

See Laboratory Report

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Clinical Significance: The detection of BCR/ABL by RT-PCR has similar utility as the FISH assay. However, RT-PCR is generally used for MRD and response to tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy due to its greater sensitivity, approximately .01%.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 days
Sites Performed: GenPath Diagnostics
PHL Test Code: BCRRT
EPIC Test Code: LAB3234
Send Out Test Code: 5858-6
Alternate Test Names: BCR/ABL Quantification by RT-PCR; BCR/ABL for CML Monitoring; Philadelphia Chromosome Analysis
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 81206, 81207

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