Test Catalog

Test ID: CSNMM    
Multiple Myeloma Pre-Analysis Cell Sorting, Bone Marrow

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

Selection of plasma cells using fluorescence activated cell sorting is the most direct and robust method of obtaining relatively pure plasma cell populations for molecular assessment. This in turn augments the ability to identify key mutations, as well as sub clonal variants of possible clinical value, without dilution effects from non-tumor cell DNA.(Operator's Guide: Cell Sorter, Sony Corporation. LE-SH800, 2015)

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.

14 days

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

DNA 3 months

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