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Mayo Stratification for Myeloma and Risk-Adapted Therapy Report

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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.

Provide a reason for referral and include disease state (untreated, treated, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, stable) 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.

 

PCPRO

Specimen Type: Redirected bone marrow

Preferred: Yellow top (ACD solution B)

Acceptable: EDTA, heparin

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

 

Chromosome Analysis and PCPD FISH Testing

Specimen Type: Redirected bone marrow

Container/Tube: Green top (sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Additional Information: Other anticoagulants are not recommended and are harmful to the viability of the cells.

Forms: 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

Note: No specimen should be rejected. If specimen not received at appropriate temperature or in wrong anticoagulant, include note to laboratory. If questions, contact laboratory.

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