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Test Catalog

Test ID: BCLL    
IGH Somatic Hypermutation Analysis, B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (B-CLL), Varies

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Shipping Instructions

1. Both refrigerated and ambient specimens must arrive within 7 days of collection.

2. Collect and package specimen as close to shipping time as possible.

Necessary Information

1. Molecular Hematopathology Patient Information: B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) for IGVH and/or TP53 Somatic Mutation Testing (T711) is required, see Special Instructions. Testing may proceed without the patient information, however, it aids in providing a more thorough interpretation. Ordering providers are strongly encouraged to fill out the form and send with the specimen.

2. If form is not provided, include the following information with the test request: specimen source, pertinent clinical history (ie, CBC results and relevant clinical notes), and clinical or morphologic suspicion.

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: Peripheral blood

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Yellow top (ACD)

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

3. Label specimen as blood.

Specimen Stability: Refrigerated/ Ambient

 

Specimen Type: Bone marrow

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Yellow top (ACD)

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: Refrigerated/ Ambient

 

Specimen Type: Extracted DNA from blood or bone marrow

Container/Tube: 1.5- to 2-mL screw-top tube

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions:

1. Label specimen as extracted DNA and indicate specimen source (blood or bone marrow).

2. The required volume of DNA is 50 mcL at a concentration of 20 ng/mcL

3. Include volume and concentration on tube.

Specimen Stability: Frozen (preferred)/Refrigerated

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

Forms

1. Molecular Hematopathology Patient Information: B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) for IGVH and/or TP53 Somatic Mutation Testing (T711) is required, see 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: 1 mL
Bone Marrow: 1 mL
Extracted DNA: see Specimen Required

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

Gross hemolysis Reject
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
VariesVaries7 days