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Test ID: TCGR    
T-Cell Receptor Gene Rearrangement, PCR, Blood

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

Genomic DNA is extracted from the blood. T-cell receptor beta (TCRB) and T-cell receptor gamma (TCRG) loci (official designations TRB and TRG, respectfully) are amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using a multiplex primer method based on the BIOMED-2 strategy. Specific primers are labeled with fluorochrome dyes, permitting precise fragment sizing of PCR products by capillary gel electrophoresis using a genetic analyzer. Each amplified locus is assessed for gene rearrangement patterns and an overall interpretation of the assay is made with regards to the presence or absence of a monoclonal population.(Unpublished Mayo method)

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

No

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

Monday through Friday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

5 to 10 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; Blood: 2 weeks

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

Rochester