Inv(16)(p13.1q22);CBFB-MYH11 Fusion Transcript Detection
For determining the presence or absence of the CBFB-MYH11 fusion transcript associated with the inv(16(p13.1q22) chromosomal abnormality seen in 5 to 8% of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cases as defined by the 2008 WHO classification and AML-M4Eo cases per the prior FAB classfication. This quantitative test can be used for establishing the diagnosis of AML with recurrent genetic abnormalities per 2008 WHO classification and for monitoring levels of minimal residual disease following therapy.
RNA is analyzed for CBFB-MYH11 fusion by reverse transcription followed by quantitative real-time PCR using the TaqMan method.
This assay will detect the Type A CBFB-MYH11 fusion transcripts. Values are expressed as a percentage of CBFB-MYH11 to normalizing ABL transcripts. The sensitivity of detection is approximately 1 in 100,000.
Five to 10 working days
- 10 ml peripheral blood in purple top tube (EDTA Vacutainer), sent by overnight express mail on wet ice
- 2-5 ml of bone marrow aspirate in purple top tube (EDTA Vacutainer), sent by overnight express mail, sent on wet ice
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