Test Details

Mnemonic

ABLKD

Ordering Code

3400350

CPT-4 Code(s)

81170

Specimen Information

Collect

Bone marrow

Specimen Preparation

Collect 2.1 mL bone marrow in EDTA tube. Send refrigerated. Specimen must arrive at the lab the day of collection due to short stability. Send Monday - Thursday only.

Alternate Specimen

Bone marrow: Sodium heparin
Whole Blood: EDTA or sodium heparin

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis, lipemia, frozen samples, clotted whole blood samples, clotted bone marrow
samples

Stability

Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Nested Polymerase Chain Reaction
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Sequencing
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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