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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeMONC
Method

Nested reverse transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR) plus Sanger sequencing of positive diagnostic samples. 

 

Diagnostic Use / Indications

For detection of PML-RAR alpha transcripts t(15;17) in acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APML)  and transcript type evaluation at diagnosis. Also used for monitoring of minimal residual disease (MRD).

External Price$653.46(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient Specimen 10-20 mL EDTA blood or 1-3 mL bone marrow
Sample Delivery to LabDeliver within 48 hours of collection at room temperature.
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions10-20 ml EDTA blood or 1-3 ml BMA in EDTA or RPMI (containing anticoagulant).
Aliquot Transport to CHLUrgent or overnight courier at room temperature, to be received within 48 hours of collection.
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Molecular Oncology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 3786 008 / x86008
Test AvailabilityMon - Fri, business hours - urgent testing by arrangement
Turnaround Time7 calendar days from request. Urgent testing upon request.
Uncertainty of Measurement

Limit of Detection of the Assay: 1 abnormal cell in 10,000 cells total.

Additional Information

 

An additional charge of approximately $180.00 may be applied to samples received on weekends and public holidays for processing by on-call staff.

Delphic Number Test Number7125

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