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Test ID: MYD88    
MYD88, L265P, Somatic Gene Mutation, DNA Allele-Specific PCR, Varies

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Shipping Instructions

Peripheral blood or bone marrow specimens must arrive within 10 days (240 hours) of collection.

Necessary Information

The following information is required:

1. Pertinent clinical history

2. Clinical or morphologic suspicion

3. Date of collection

4. Specimen source

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: Bone marrow

Container/Tube: EDTA (lavender top), ACD solution B (yellow top), or heparin (green top)

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix bone marrow.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

3. Label specimen as bone marrow.

Specimen Stability: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

 

Specimen Type: Paraffin-embedded tissue

Container/Tube: Paraffin block

Specimen Stability: Ambient

 

Specimen Type: Peripheral blood

Container/Tube: EDTA (lavender top), ACD solution B (yellow top), or heparin (green top)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

3. Label specimen as blood.

Specimen Stability: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

 

Specimen Type: Frozen tissue

Container/Tube: Plastic container

Specimen Volume: 100 mg

Collection Instructions: Freeze tissue within 1 hour of collection.

Specimen Stability: Frozen

 

Specimen Type: Paraffin-embedded bone marrow aspirate clot

Container/Tube: Paraffin block

Specimen Stability: Ambient

 

Specimen Type: Unstained slides

Container/Tube: Unstained tissue slides

Specimen Volume: 10 slides

Specimen Stability: Ambient

 

Specimen Type: Extracted DNA

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

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as extracted DNA and source of specimen and include indication of volume and concentration of the DNA.

Specimen Stability: Frozen (preferred)/Refrigerated

 

Specimen Type: Methanol-acetic acid (MAA) fixed pellets

Container/Tube: Plastic container

Specimen Stability: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

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

Blood, Bone marrow: 1 mL
Extracted DNA: 50 mcL at 20 ng/mcL

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

Gross hemolysis Reject
Bone marrow core biopsies Paraffin shavings Moderately to severely clotted Reject

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
VariesVaries10 days