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Test ID: FMFC    
Myeloma, FISH, Fixed Cells

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Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Fixed Cell Pellet 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.

Provide a reason for referral with each specimen. The laboratory will not reject testing if this information is not provided, but appropriate testing and interpretation may be compromised or delayed.

 

Provide a pathology report with each specimen.

 

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 fixed cell pellet

Collection Instructions: Place specimen in a sterile container with a 3:1 (or similar) fixative (methanol:glacial acetic acid).

Additional Information: Advise Express Mail or equivalent if not on courier service.

Forms:

1. Cytogenetics Hematologic FISH Panel Patient Information Sheet (Supply T603) in Special Instructions

2. If not ordering electronically, submit a Cytogenetics Hematologic Disorders Request Form (Supply T607) with the specimen.

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

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

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
Fixed Cell Pellet Bone MarrowAmbient (preferred)
 Refrigerated