BCGRV - Specimen: Immunoglobulin Gene Rearrangement, Varies

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: BCGRV    
Immunoglobulin Gene Rearrangement, Varies

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

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Gastric MALT Lymphoma Diagnostic Algorithm      

-Gastric MALT Posttherapy Follow-up Algorithm

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Shipping Instructions

Body fluid or spinal fluid must arrive within 4 days (96 hours) of collection.

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.

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Body fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: At least 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. If the volume is large, pellet cells prior to sending.

2. Send less volume at ambient temperature or as a frozen cell pellet.

Specimen Stability Information:

Body Fluid: Ambient/Refrigerated/Frozen

Cell Pellet: Frozen

 

Specimen Type: Paraffin-embedded bone marrow aspirate clot

Container/Tube: Paraffin block

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient/Refrigerated

 

Specimen Type: Frozen tissue

Container/Tube: Plastic container

Specimen Volume: 100 mg

Collection Instructions: Freeze tissue within 1 hour of collection.

Specimen Stability Information: Frozen

 

Specimen Type: Paraffin-embedded tissue

Container/Tube: Paraffin block

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient/Refrigerated

 

Specimen Type: Spinal fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 5-10 mL

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient/Refrigerated

 

Specimen Type: Extracted DNA from blood or bone marrow

Container/Tube: 1.5- to 2-mL tube

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as extracted DNA from blood or bone marrow and provide indication of volume and concentration of DNA

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated/Ambient

Forms

1. Hematopathology Patient Information (T676) in Special Instructions

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Hematopathology/Cytogenetics Test Request Form (T726) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/hematopathology-request-form.pdf)

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

Body Fluid or Spinal Fluid: 1 mL; Tissue: 50 mg; Extracted DNA from Blood or Bone Marrow: 50 microliter at 20 ng/microliter

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

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Bone marrow biopsies, slides, or paraffin shavings

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

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
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