Activating point mutations in exon 17 of the c-kit receptor tyrosine kinase are found in 5-25% of cases with t(8;21)and inv16-bearing acute myeloid leukemia. Presence of this mutation may confer an adverse prognosis or increased relapse rate.
PCR-based DNA Sanger sequencing.
This sequence assay will detect mutations in exon 17 of KIT, including codons 816-829, which are the sites of the previously reported KIT mutations in AML. The sensitivity of detection is approximately one mutated cell per five total cells in sample (20%).
Five to seven working days
- 10 ml peripheral blood in lavender top (EDTA) tube, sent on wet ice
- 2-3 ml bone marrow aspirate in EDTA, sent on wet ice
- 10 µg of purified DNA, sent on dry ice
- Slices from formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tissue blocks containing adequate amounts of tumor to be analyzed (see above sensitivity)
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