Test Catalog

Test ID: NGSMM    
Multiple Myeloma Gene Panel, Next-Generation Sequencing, Bone Marrow

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

See Targeted Genes Interrogated by Multiple Myeloma Next-Generation Sequencing in Special Instructions for details regarding the targeted gene regions identified by this test. Plasma cells are enriched by fluorescence activated cell sorting. Extracted DNA from the clinical specimen is fragmented, adapter ligated, and a sequence library of fragments is prepared using a custom capture hybridization method. Individual patient samples are indexed  for identification and the library is sequenced on an Illumina platform. Sequence data is processed through a bioinformatics pipeline and a variant call file is generated for final analysis and reporting.(Unpublished Mayo method)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.


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

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

21 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