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BCR/ABL, Cytogenetics FISH Study T(9:22) - Blood (Not PCR)

Test ID   LAB5391 or LAB5504A
CPT Code(s)   88271x3, 88275, 88291
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Cytogenetics
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 1.5 - 2 ml green top tube; see Comments for additional specimen information
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/7 days
Turnaround Time         Routine: <21 days 
    Preliminary result: 48-72 hours

Deliver sample to the Core Laboratory within 24 hours. Place a "Cytogenetics Cancer (blood)" order--LAB5504A

Always call the Cytogenetics Laboratory to inform of sample being sent (984)970-1790.  If the laboratory is closed leave a message that includes your name and phone/pager#, the patient's name and the sample type.
Use sterile technique.  Label tube with patient name, hospital #, date collected, and physician's name. 

Reviewed by jcayless on December 04, 2019

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514