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Test Name

Detection of FLT3 gene ITD

Gene Name

  • FLT 3


Haematopathology- Molecular Haematology



External Proficiency Testing


Turn Around Time

2-3 working days


AML (Acute myeloid leukemia)

Clinical Significance

An internal tandem duplication (ITD) of the juxtamembrane domain-coding sequence of the FLT3 gene (FLT3-ITD) is found in 20-25% of adult acute myeloid leukemia and at a lower frequency in childhood acute myeloid leukemia.

Specimen Type

Peripheral Blood, Bone Marrow Aspirate

Minimum Specimen Requirements

2 mL


Room Temperature (on ice if shipping takes more than 48 hrs).

Special Requirements

Sample to be collected in EDTA or Sodium citrate(preservative). Please call Laboratory prior to shipping your samples.

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212

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