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Aggressive B-Cell Lymphoma Profile, FISH

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Test Includes

Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for aggressive B‐cell lymphoma, targeting rearrangement of BCL2, BCL6, and MYC

Special Instructions

Indicate the pertinent clinical diagnosis and previous cytogenetic studies on the test request form. Note: This test number is used for tracking FISH specimens to the laboratory.

Expected Turnaround Time

4 - 7 days

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Specimen Requirements


Blood, bone marrow, slides, paraffin block, lymph node, or touch preps


7 mL blood (adult), 1-3 mL bone marrow, five slides from cytogenetic analysis or seven slides from paraffin block, one tube fixed pellet, 4 touch prep slides

Minimum Volume

1 mL blood, 1 mL bone marrow, and four- to five-micron FFPE slides, 5 touch prep slides


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

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimens at room temperature.

Causes for Rejection

Broken Vacutainer®; broken slides

Test Details


Diagnostic test for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). Detects primary genetic changes associated with various types of NHL, including follicular lymphoma (FL), Burkitt's lymphoma (BL), mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), and those with BCL6 rearrangement.


Molecular mutations below the resolution of FISH will not be detected.


Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
510344 Aggressive B Cell Lymphoma 510623 Cells Counted 62361-1
510344 Aggressive B Cell Lymphoma 510624 Cells Analyzed 62360-3
510344 Aggressive B Cell Lymphoma 510625 FISH Result 48674-6
510344 Aggressive B Cell Lymphoma 510341 Interpretation 50398-7
510344 Aggressive B Cell Lymphoma 510627 Specimen Type 31208-2
510344 Aggressive B Cell Lymphoma 510342 Director Review: 48672-0

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