BCR-ABL1 Oncology, FISH

CPT: 88271(x2); 88275
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Test Details




Confirmation/identification of leukemia/lymphoma-related alterations; leukemia/lymphoma monitoring of residual disease.


Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)

Specimen Requirements


Fixed-cell pellet from a cytogenetic analysis, slides with metaphases and/or interphase nuclei or bone marrow touch prep slides. Blood, bone marrow, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).


Fixed-cell pellet, three slides, 10 mL blood (adult), 5 mL blood (pediatric), or 3 mL bone marrow

Minimum Volume

Fixed-cell pellet from a cytogenetic analysis, two slides, 5 mL blood (adult), 1 mL blood (pediatric), or 1 mL bone marrow


Green-top (heparin) tube, pediatric Vacutainer® (optimal), or lavender-top (EDTA) tube


Transport to the testing lab at room temperature; LabCorp transport kit. Do not allow sample to overheat or freeze.

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Causes for Rejection

Broken or dirty slides; excessive cellular debris or stained slides/paraffin blocks; decalcified bone cores; frozen specimen

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

Pertinent clinical diagnosis, previous cytogenetic studies, and probe of interest should be included with the specimen. Please provide targeted FISH probe and diagnosis.


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
511520 Oncology BCR/ABL1 FISH 511504 Specimen Type 31208-2
511520 Oncology BCR/ABL1 FISH 511505 Cells Counted 62361-1
511520 Oncology BCR/ABL1 FISH 511506 Cells Analyzed 62360-3
511520 Oncology BCR/ABL1 FISH 511507 FISH Result 62356-1
511520 Oncology BCR/ABL1 FISH 511508 Interpretation 62365-2
511520 Oncology BCR/ABL1 FISH 511509 Director Review: 48672-0
511520 Oncology BCR/ABL1 FISH 511936 PDF 80563-0

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