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Test #


Test CPT Codes

88271 x2, 88275

t(14;18) IGH/BCL2

Test Type


Test Disease / Components


Test Technology


Clinical Utility

Diagnostic, Prognostic

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


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

  • Multiple containers accepted

  • FFPE tissue: 4 micron sections on positively charged slides

Rejection Criteria:

  • Frozen or Fixed blood or bone marrow

  • Frozen tissue

  • Insufficient tissue amount

Storage, Stability & Shipping


  • Label specimen with patient's name and date of birth

  • Complete requisition form with necessary information

  • Local Clients call KSL Diagnostics at 1.800.960.1080 to schedule a pickup

  • Ship samples at room temperature (do not freeze or fix)


  • Specimen viability decreases during transit

  • Send to testing lab day of collection when possible

  • Specimen optimum if received within 48 hours

Turnaround Time (TAT)

2-5 days (PB, BM, FFPE); 14 days (Tissue)

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