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Test ID: FMFC    
Myeloma, FISH, Fixed Cells

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Deletions or monosomies of chromosomes 13 and 17 are copy number gains of 1q and are detected using enumeration strategy probes. Centromere probes are used to detect chromosomal aneusomies for chromosomes 3, 7, 9, and 15. Translocations involving chromosome 14 (IGH) with chromosomes 4 (FGFR3), 6 (CCND3), 11 (CCND1), 16 (MAF), or 20 (MAFB) are detected using dual-color, dual-fusion (D-FISH) strategy probes. Rearrangement of MYC is detected using a break-apart strategy (BAP) probe. For the enumeration and BAP probe sets, 200 interphase nuclei are scored and for the D-FISH probe sets, 500 interphase nuclei are scored. Results for each abnormal probe set are expressed as percent abnormal nuclei.(Unpublished Mayo method)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Samples processed Monday through Sunday. Results reported Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CST.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

10 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

10 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

Slides and H&E used for analysis are retained by the laboratory. Client provided paraffin blocks and extra unstained slides (if provided) will be returned after testing is complete.

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test