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Oncology Testing:

Lymphomas

  • Lymphoma is a disease of uncontrolled growth in white blood cell populations.

  • Tissue biopsy analysis can be useful in determining if a lymph node is cancerous or reactive.  Any informative FISH probe can be applied to tissue biopsy specimens.

Sample Requirements:

  • Peripheral Blood or Bone Marrow

    • 2-5mL in a sodium heparin (green top) tube. 5 mL in a EDTA (purple top) will be accepted but is not preferred.

    • Minimum: 1 mL

  • Storage: Room temperature if being shipped within 24 hours.  Refrigerate if shipping will be delayed.

  • Stability: Sample is optimum if received within 48 hours

  • Transportation: Room temperature (do not freeze or fix)

 

  • FFPE Tissue sections

    • 4-micron sections on positively charged slides; include one H&E slide

    • Minimum= 2 slides

  • Storage: Room temperature

  • Stability: Indefinite if stored at room temperature or refrigerated

  • Transportation: Room temperature. In summer, add cold pack to prevent melting

 

  • Lymph Node tissue

    • Fresh tissue completely submerged in sterile culture media (such as RPMl)

    • Multiple containers accepted

  • Storage: Room temperature if being shipped within 24 hours. Refrigerate if shipping will be delayed.

  • Stability: Sample is optimum if received within 48 hours

  • Transportation: Room temperature (do not freeze or fix)

FISH Testing
Turnaround Time = 3-5 Days

Cytogenetic Testing
Turnaround Time = 7 Days (Bone Marrow or Peripheral Blood), 7-10 Days (Lymph Node)

Molecular Testing
Turnaround Time = 3-5 Days

Test ID
Test Name
Test Disease
Technology
206
TCR-Gamma
Lymphoma
Molecular, PCR and Capillary Electrophoresis
207
TCR-Beta
Skin Cancers
RT-PCR
209
MYD88 L265P
Lymphoma
PCR
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