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Test ID BCGR Immunoglobulin Gene Rearrangement, Blood

Useful For

Determining whether a B-cell or plasma cell population is polyclonal or monoclonal using peripheral blood 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 one from a previous neoplastic specimen

Method Name

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reporting Name

Immunoglobulin Gene Rearrange, B

Specimen Type

Whole blood


Shipping Instructions


Specimen must arrive within 7 days (168 hours) of collection.



Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Yellow top (ACD)

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.


Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole blood Ambient (preferred) 7 days
  Refrigerated  7 days

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

81261-IGH (Immunoglobulin heavy chain locus) (eg, leukemias and lymphomas B-cell), gene rearrangement analysis to detect abnormal clonal populations; amplified methodology (eg. polymerase chain reaction)

81264-IGK (Immunoglobulin kappa light chain locus) (eg, leukemia and lymphoma, B-Cell) gene rearrangement analysis, evaluation to detect abnormal clonal populations

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
BCGR Immunoglobulin Gene Rearrange, B 61113-7

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
18229 Final Diagnosis: 34574-4
608948 Signing Pathologist 19139-5

Test Classification

This test was developed using an analyte specific reagent. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Report Available

5 to 7 days

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

1. Hematopathology Patient Information (T676) in Special Instructions

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Hematopathology/Cytogenetics Test Request (T726) with the specimen.