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Test ID: CXLPL    
CXCR4 Mutation Analysis, Somatic, Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma/Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia, Varies

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Shipping Instructions

Specimen must arrive within 10 days of collection.

Necessary Information

The following information is required:

1. Pertinent clinical history

2. Clinical or morphologic suspicion

3. Date and time of collection

4. Specimen source

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Blood

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Yellow top (ACD)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

3. Label specimen as blood.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

 

Specimen Type: Bone marrow aspirate

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Yellow top (ACD)

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix bone marrow.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

3. Label specimen as bone marrow.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

 

Specimen Type: Extracted DNA from blood or bone marrow

Container/Tube: 1.5- to 2-mL tube

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as extracted DNA from blood or bone marrow and provide indication of volume and concentration of the DNA

Specimen Stability Information: Frozen (preferred)/Refrigerated/Ambient

 

Specimen Type: Paraffin-embedded tissue

Container/Tube: Paraffin block

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient

 

Specimen Type: Tissue

Slides: Unstained slides

Specimen Volume: 10 slides

Additional Information: Tissue must demonstrate involvement by a hematologic neoplasm (eg, acute myelocytic leukemia), not solid tumors.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

1. Hematopathology Patient Information (T676) in Special Instructions

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Hematopathology/Cytogenetics Test Request (T726) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Blood, Bone marrow: 1 mL
Extracted DNA: at least 20 mcL with a concentration of at least 10 nanograms per mcL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Other B5 fixed tissues, Decalcified bone marrow core biopsies Paraffin shavings Frozen tissue Methanol acetic acid (MAA) fixed pellets Moderately to severely clotted

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesVaries10 days