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Methodology
FISH
Test Description

Probes: FGFR3/IgH t(4;14)
Disease(s): Multiple myeloma, MGUS

Clinical Significance

Available separately or as part of the Plasma Cell Myeloma FISH panels: Plasma Cell Myeloma IgH Complex FISH Panel and Plasma Cell Myeloma Prognostic FISH Panel

Specimen Requirements
  • Bone Marrow Aspirate: 1-2mL Sodium Heparin Tube. EDTA tube is acceptable
  • Peripheral Blood: 2-5mL Sodium Heparin Tube. EDTA tube is acceptable
  • Fresh, Unfixed Tissue: Tissue in RPMI
  • Fluids: Equal parts RPMI to specimen volume.
  • Paraffin or Cut Slides: N/A
  • Note: Please exclude biopsy needles, blades, and other foreign objects from transport tubes. These can compromise specimen viability and yield, and create hazards for employees.
Storage and Transportation

Refrigerate specimen. Do not freeze. Use cold pack for transport, making sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen.

CPT Code(s)*
88374x1 automated. Codes may differ if manual analysis is performed.
New York Approved
Yes
Level of Service
Global
Technical
Turnaround Time

3-5 days

*The CPT codes provided with our test descriptions are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. Correct CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.