Methodology
FISH
Test Description

Probes: PML/RARA t(15;17)
Disease(s): AML, APL (AML-M3)
Note: PML-RARA FISH is performed STAT when ordered as a stand-alone test (outside a panel). Note MD contact name and phone number to receive STAT results.

Clinical Significance
Available separately or as part of the AML Standard FISH Panel and AML Favorable-Risk 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 Block or Cut Slides: N/A

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.
Turnaround Time

STAT results are reported 12-24 hours from receipt in the NeoGenomics laboratory.

Level of Service
Global
Technical

*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.