Test #

72

Test CPT Codes

88271, 88275

del(17p) TP53

Test Type

Hematopathology

Test Technology

FISH

Test Specimen

Peripheral Blood:

  • Draw 5mL in a sodium heparin (green top) tube

  • EDTA (purple top) will be accepted

Bone Marrow:

  • Draw 2-5 ml in sodium heparin (green top) tube

  • EDTA (purple top) will be accepted

  • Unstained smears can also be sent

Stability:

  • Specimen viability decreases during transit

  • Send to testing lab day of collection when possible

  • Specimen optimum if received within 48 hours

Test Disease

Multiple myeloma (MM)

Clinical Utility

Prognostic

Test Storage

Peripheral Blood:

  • Draw 5mL in a sodium heparin (green top) tube

  • EDTA (purple top) will be accepted

Bone Marrow:

  • Draw 2-5 ml in sodium heparin (green top) tube

  • EDTA (purple top) will be accepted

  • Unstained smears can also be sent

Tissue:

  • Fresh tissue completely submerged in sterile culture media (RPMI)

  • Multiple containers accepted

Viability Time

  • 48 Hours

Turnaround Time (TAT)

2-5 days (PB, BM)

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