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Alternative Name
MDS/CMML Profile
Test Description

This test is performed by sequencing the entire coding regions of the genes listed unless another method is noted. ASXL1, BCOR, BCORL1, BRAF, CALR, CBL, CEBPA, CUX1, DDX41, DNMT3A, ETV6, EZH2, FLT3, GATA2, HRAS, IDH1, IDH2, JAK2 including V617F and Exons 12+14, KIT, KRAS, MPL, NF1, NPM1, NRAS, PDGFRA, PHF6, PPM1D, PTEN, PTPN11, RUNX1, SETBP1, SF3B1, SRSF2, STAG2, STAT3, TET2, TP53, U2AF1, WT1, and ZRSR2. FLT3 is performed by multiple methods. Individual genes from a validated list of myeloid genes can be added-on. Test orders include summary interpretation of all results together.

Clinical Significance

This molecular profile analyzes genes frequently mutated in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and the related MDS/MPN overlap disease chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML). Testing is useful to establish diagnosis and develop strategies for treatment and management, as mutations can signify poor or favorable prognosis and they inform of the underlying disease biology. Molecular profiling in MDS and CMML complements and should be interpreted with cytogenetic/FISH test findings. This Profile may also be used in AML cases that evolved from MDS, therapy-related AML, and AML with myelodysplasia.

Specimen Requirements
  • Bone marrow (Preferred): 2 mL in EDTA tube.
  • Peripheral blood: 5 mL in EDTA tube.
  • FFPE tissue: Paraffin block. Alternatively, send 1 H&E slide plus 5-10 unstained slides cut at 5 or more microns. Please use positively-charged slides and 10% NBF fixative is the recommended fixative. Do not use zinc or mercury fixatives (B5). Highly acidic or prolonged decalcification processes will not yield sufficient nucleic acid to accurately perform molecular studies.
Storage and Transportation

Use cold pack for transport, making sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen. Ship same day as drawn whenever possible; specimens <72 hours old preferred.

CPT Code(s)*
Turnaround Time

14 days

Level of Service

*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.