Test Catalog

Test Id : FFMDS

FISH, MDS/Myeloid Panel, -5/5q-, -7/7q-, +8,20q

Method Name
A short description of the method used to perform the test

Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH)

NY State Available
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Reporting Name
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FISH, MDS, Panel

Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

Myeloproliferative Disorders (MPD)



Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing


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

Submit only one of the following specimens:


Whole Blood

Specimen Type: Whole Blood

Container/Tube: Green-top (sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in sodium heparin (green-top), send ambient


Bone Marrow

Specimen Type: Bone Marrow

Container/Tube: Green-top (sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume:  3 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect bone marrow in sodium heparin (green-top) tube, send ambient.

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

1 mL

Reject Due To
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Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icteric NA

Specimen Stability Information
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Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Ambient (preferred)

Clinical Information
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FISH, MDS/Myeloid Panel, -5/5q-, -7/7q-, +8,20q- - Prognostic investigation in patients with myelodysplasia or other myeloid malignancies. Among the patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), 45-50% have a least one chromosome rearrangement, the most common of which can be detected using this fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) panel (-5/5q-,-7/7q-,+8,20q-). This panel of FISH probes can increase the detection rate of chromosome abnormalities at diagnosis and aid in follow-up testing for clinically significant chromosome abnormalities in MDS. The identification of the specific chromosome regions involved in a patient's disease may play a significant role in treatment decisions as MDS targeted therapies are developed.

Reference Values
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

An interpretive report will be provided

PDF Report
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Performing Laboratory Location
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Quest Diagnostics/Nichols Institute

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Test Classification
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This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.

CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

88271 x 6

88275 x 3

LOINC® Information
Provides guidance in determining the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) values for the order and results codes of this test. LOINC values are provided by the performing laboratory.

Test Id Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FFMDS FISH, MDS, Panel Not Provided
Result Id Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Applies only to results expressed in units of measure originally reported by the performing laboratory. These values do not apply to results that are converted to other units of measure.
FFMDS FISH, MDS, Panel Not Provided

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
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Excel | Pdf

Sample Reports
Normal and Abnormal sample reports are provided as references for report appearance.

Normal Reports | Abnormal Reports

SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.

SI Normal Reports | SI Abnormal Reports