Detection of PML-RARA fusion gene; t(15;17) (q22;q21)
- PML-RARA fusion gene
Haematopathology- Molecular Haematology
RT PCR (Real-time polymerase chain reaction) (end point)
External Proficiency Testing
Turn Around Time
2-3 working days
AML (Acute myeloid leukemia)
PML-RARA fusion gene is detected in greater than 99% of cases of acute promyelocytric leukemia (APL) which is associated with a favorable prognosis.
Peripheral Blood, Bone Marrow Aspirate
Minimum Specimen Requirements
Room Temperature (on ice if shipping takes more than 48 hrs).
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
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