T-Cell Receptor Gene Rearrangement, PCR, Bone Marrow
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Genomic DNA is extracted from the bone marrow. T-cell receptor beta (TCRB) and T-cell receptor gamma (TCRG) loci (official designations TRB and TRG, respectfully) are amplified by PCR using a multiplex primer method based on the BIOMED-2 strategy. Specific primers are labeled with fluorochrome dyes, permitting precise fragment sizing of PCR products by capillary gel electrophoresis (Applied Biosystems 3130xl Genetic Analyzer). Each amplified locus is assessed for gene rearrangement patterns and an overall interpretation of the assay is made with regards to the presence or absence of a monoclonal population.(Van Dongen JJ, Langerak AW, Bruggemann M, et al: Design and standardization of PCR primers and protocols for detection of clonal immunoglobulin and T-cell receptor gene recombinations in suspect lymphoproliferations: report of the BIOMED-2 Concerted Action BMH4-CT98-3936. Leukemia 2003;17:2257-2317)
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.
Monday through Friday