Test Catalog

Test ID: PCPDS    
Plasma Cell Proliferative Disorder, FISH, Bone Marrow

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

This test is performed using both commercially available and laboratory-developed probes. Deletion or monosomy of chromosome17 and copy number gain of 1q are detected using enumeration strategy probes. Translocations involving IGH with FGFR3, CCND1, MAF, and MAFB are detected using dual-color, dual-fusion fluorescence in situ hybridization (D-FISH) strategy probes. Rearrangement of IGH is detected using a break-apart strategy (BAP) probe. For each probe set, 50 plasma cells (if possible) are scored and the result for each probe is reported.(Unpublished Mayo method)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Specimens are processed Monday through Sunday.

Results reported Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

7 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Clinic Laboratories until the release of the test result

10 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

4 Weeks

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test