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Test ID: FCHIC    
CHIC2, 4q12 Deletion (FIP1L1 and PDGFRA Fusion), FISH

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

CHIC2 deletion studies can be performed on 1 mL of bone marrow aspirate or 10 mL of blood drawn into sodium heparin. DNA probes that map to FIP1L1, CHIC2, and PDGFRA at 4q12, hybridize to the chromosomes of cells from bone marrow or peripheral blood. These probes are visualized by fluorescent microscopy. Normal metaphase and interphase cells have 2 green/red/aqua fusion signals signifying the hybridization of the F1P1L1, CHIC2 and PDGFRA probes, respectively, to both chromosomes 4 at band 4q12. Cells with del(4)(q12) have 1 green/aqua fusion signal from the deleted chromosome 4 deletion of CHIC2) and 1 red/green/aqua fusion signal from the normal chromosome 4 at 4q12. Cells with ins(var;4)(var;q12) have 1 green/aqua fusion from the abnormal chromosome 4, 1 red on the insertional translocation recipient chromosome and 1 green/red/aqua fusion signal from the normal chromosome 4 at 4q12. Cells with translocations involving PDGRFA have 1 red/green fusion signal on the abnormal chromosome 4, 1 aqua signal on the translocation recipient chromosome and 1 green/red/aqua signal on the normal chromosome 4.

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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.

6 days

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

7 days

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

3 weeks

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