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Test Name: FISH- MDS Panel


CPT Code(s): 88271 x6, 88275 x4

Test Description: Test Component:

870F44- Deletion 20q, FISH, D20S108

870F45- Deletion 5q31, Monosomy 5, FISH, EGR1

870F42- Deletion 7q31, Monosomy 7, FISH, D7S522

870F41- Trisomy 8, FISH, D8Z2


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Methodology: Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)

Clinical Significance: Aids in diagnosis of hematologic disorders and for monitoring disease after treatment or bone marrow transplant.

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory.

Days Performed: Mon-Sat.

Turnaround Time: Routine: 3 - 5 days.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Blood or bone marrow

Collection Instructions: Blood or bone marrow must be received and processed by WSLH within 24 hours of collection. Specimen must be received in UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) on Monday-Friday only.

Collection Container: Preferred: Green top (with sodium heparin anticoagulant)

Collection Volume: Preferred: 2-3 mL blood or 0.5-1.0 mL bone marrow

Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood or Bone Marrow

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) at room temperature. Transport with coolant pack during hot weather (>85F).  

Unacceptable Criteria: Bone marrow/blood that is clotted or hemolyzed.

Stability: Ambient: 24 hours
Refrigerated: Not acceptable
Frozen: Not acceptable


Interpretation provided with results.

Test Limitations:

Failure to identify an abnormal clone by FISH does not rule out the presence of other abnormalities in the specimen.

Additional Information:

If FISH assay is not performed in conjunction with chromosome analysis there is an additional charge for processing the specimen.

870F44-Deletion 20q, FISH,D20S108; 870F45-Deletion 5q31, FISH, EGR1; 870F42-Deletion 7q31, Monosomy 7, FISH, D7S522; 870F41-Trisomy 8, FISH, D8Z2 Myelodysplastic

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