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Test ID: PCPRO    
Plasma Cell DNA Content and Proliferation, Bone Marrow

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Bone Marrow

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Specimen Type: Redirected bone marrow

Preferred: Yellow top (ACD solution B)

Acceptable: EDTA, heparin

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Specimen Stability Information: <72 hours

Additional Information: Include patient's disease state (untreated, treated, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, stable).

Forms: If not ordering electronically, submit a Hematopathology/Molecular Oncology Request Form (Supply T241) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

2 mL

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

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Fully clotted or frozen specimen

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Bone MarrowAmbient (preferred)
 Refrigerated