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Test Name: FISH- FGFR1 Gene Rearrangement, 8p11

Test Code(s): 882F93 / HC882F93

CPT Code(s): 88271x2, 88275

Clinical Significance: To detect rearrangements of the FGFR1 gene associated with 8p11 myeloproliferative disorders.  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: 1-2 mL blood or 0.5-1.0 mL bone marrow

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

Unacceptable Criteria: Whole blood that is clotted or frozen.  Blood collected in EDTA, sodium-citrate or anticoagulants other than sodium heparin. Plasma and serum are not acceptable.

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


Interpretation

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.

Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 1 Gene

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