PML/RARA, PCR, QUANTITATIVE

Specimen Required
Draw Blood in a lavender EDTA tube. Send 6.0 mL whole blood (4.0 mL minimum) room temperature in original tube.

Alternate Specimen
Bone marrow: Lavender EDTA, ACD solution A, sodium heparin
Whole blood: ACD solution A, sodium heparin

Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis, clotted sample, frozen sample

Methodology
Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Stability
Room Temperature: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Tuesday-Saturday

Turnaround Time5-8 days
Test CodePMPCR
CPT-4 Code (s)
81315
ZBQ21
LOINC Codes
Specimen source   31208-2  
Sample ID   Not available  
PML-RARA Transcript Level   Not available  
Interpretation   Not available  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory