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Test ID: BADX    
BCR/ABL1, Qualitative, Diagnostic Assay

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnostic workup of patients with high probability of BCR-ABL1-positive hematopoietic neoplasms, predominantly chronic myelogenous leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia


When positive, the test identifies which specific mRNA fusion variant is present to guide selection of an appropriate monitoring assay.


If a quantitative monitoring assay is not available for a rare fusion variant, this assay may be of some value for monitoring.


An interpretive report will be provided.


This test is only qualitative and should not be used for routine (ie, quantitative mRNA level) monitoring. Monitoring of most chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients should be performed using BCRAB / BCR/ABL, p210 mRNA Detection, Reverse Transcription-PCR (RT-PCR), Quantitative, Monitoring Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). Monitoring of patients known to carry a p190 fusion should be performed using BA190 / BCR/ABL, p190, mRNA Detection, Reverse Transcription-PCR (RT-PCR), Quantitative, Monitoring Assay. If a patient is known to have a rare fusion variant that is not covered by 1 of these monitoring assays, contact Dr. He or Dr. Viswanatha at 800-533-1710 extension 6-5323 to discuss whether this qualitative assay can be used for monitoring.


Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Myeloproliferative Neoplasm: A Diagnostic Approach to Bone Marrow Evaluation

-Myeloproliferative Neoplasm: A Diagnostic Approach to Peripheral Blood Evaluation

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) multiplex PCR
(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

BCR/ABL1, RNA-Qual, Diagnostic

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Philadelphia Chromosome Ph1 Bone Marrow/Blood