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Mnemonic:    [PML/R FISH]
Name:    PML/RARa FISH
Specimen:     3 mL non-diluted bone marrow aspirate collected in a heparinized syringe and transferred into a green (sodium heparin with no gel) tube (minimum 1mL bone marrow)

Or whole blood in a green (sodium hparin with no gel) tube--minimum 2 mL

Other specimen types may be acceptable. Contact ARUP's cytogenetics laboratory for specific specimen collection instructions.
Transport Temp:    Store and transport sample at Room Temperature.
Spec Stability:    Stable 2 days ambient.
Ref Lab/Code:    arup 2002363
  Method:    Fluorescence in situ Hybridization
Note:    It is recommended that all FISH studies be done in conjunction with routine cytogenetic analysis. If FISH only is requested, please submit a copy of the previous cytogenetics report. Please submit the Cytogenetics and Chromosome Studies Information Form with the ARUP electronic packing list.

ARUP's Cytogenetics Patient History Form