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Test Catalog

Test ID: TCGRV    
T-Cell Receptor Gene Rearrangement, PCR, Varies

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Shipping Instructions

Body fluid or spinal fluid specimens must arrive within 4 days (96 hours) of collection.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Body fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: At least 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. If the volume is large, pellet cells prior to sending.

2. Send less volume at ambient temperature or as a frozen cell pellet.

Specimen Stability Information:

Body fluid: Ambient/Refrigerated/Frozen

Cell pellet: Frozen

 

Specimen Type: Paraffin-embedded bone marrow aspirate clot

Container/Tube: Paraffin block

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient

 

Specimen Type: Frozen tissue

Container/Tube: Plastic container

Specimen Volume: 100 mg

Collection Instructions: Freeze tissue within 1 hour of collection.

Specimen Stability Information: Frozen

 

Specimen Type: Paraffin-embedded tissue

Container/Tube: Paraffin block

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient

 

Specimen Type: Tissue Slides

Container/Tube: Unstained tissue slides

Specimen Volume: 10 slides

Specimen Stability: Ambient

 

Specimen Type: Spinal fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 5-10 mL

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient/Refrigerated

 

Specimen Type: Extracted DNA from blood or bone marrow

Container/Tube: 1.5- to 2-mL tube with indication of volume and concentration of DNA

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as extracted DNA from blood or bone marrow

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated/Ambient

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

1. Hematopathology Patient Information (T676) in Special Instructions

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Hematopathology/Cytogenetics Test Request (T726) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Body fluid or Spinal fluid: 1 mL
Tissue: 50 mg
Extracted DNA from Blood or Bone Marrow: 50 microliters at 20 ng/mcL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Other Bone marrow core biopsies Paraffin shavings

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
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