BCGBM - Overview: Immunoglobulin Gene Rearrangement, Bone Marrow

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: BCGBM    
Immunoglobulin Gene Rearrangement, Bone Marrow

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Determining whether a B-cell or plasma cell population is polyclonal or monoclonal in bone marrow specimens


Identifying neoplastic cells as having B-cell or plasma cell differentiation


Monitoring for a persistent neoplasm by detecting an immunoglobulin gene rearrangement profile similar to a previous neoplastic specimen

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.


Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Genomic DNA Extracted Followed by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Immunoglobulin Gene Rearrange, BM

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

B-Cell Gene Rearrangement
B-Cell Immunoglobulin Gene Rearrangement
Immunoglobulin Gene Rearrange (PCR)
Lymphoma vs Benign Process
B Cell Gene Rearrangement