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Acute Myelocytic Leukemia (AML) Profile, FISH

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Test Includes

FISH for acute myelocytic leukemia (AML), targeting rearrangement of PML-RARA, CBFB, RUNX1/RUNX1T1, KMT2A and numerical changes of 5q, and 7q

Special Instructions

Indicate pertinent clinical diagnosis and previous cytogenetic studies on the test request form.

Expected Turnaround Time

3 - 5 days

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Specimen Requirements


Blood, bone marrow, fixed-cell pellet from a cytogenetic analysis, or slides prepared from a cytogenetic analysis


10 mL blood (adult), 3 to 5 mL blood (pediatric), 1 to 3 mL bone marrow, one tube fixed-cell pellet, or ten slides

Minimum Volume

1 mL blood (adult/pediatric), 1 mL bone marrow, or six slides


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

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Causes for Rejection

Broken Vacutainer®; broken or dirty slides; excessive cellular debris or stained slides; frozen specimen; decalcified tissue

Test Details


Diagnostic and prognostic test for acute myeloid leukemia; detection rate is 80% of the known chromosome causes of AML.


Molecular mutations or chromosomal alterations not targeted by the probes included in this profile will not be detected.


Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
510336 AML FISH Panel 510709 Specimen Type 31208-2
510336 AML FISH Panel 510687 Cells Counted 62361-1
510336 AML FISH Panel 510688 Cells Analyzed 62360-3
510336 AML FISH Panel 510689 FISH Result 48674-6
510336 AML FISH Panel 510328 Interpretation 50398-7
510336 AML FISH Panel 510329 Director Review: 48672-0
510336 AML FISH Panel 512123 PDF 51967-8

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