Mar 30, 2015




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FISH- Pediatric ALL Panel

FISH- Pediatric ALL Panel (HCSLHPED) WSLH Cytogenetics Lab Test

Name: FISH- Pediatric ALL Panel

Test Name: FISH- Pediatric ALL Panel

Health Link Test Code: HCSLHPED


CPT Code(s): 88271x9, 88275x6

Test Component:

881F67- TEL/AML1 Fusion, t(12;21)(p13;q22), FISH

881F61- BCR/ABL1 Fusion, t(9;22)(q34;q11.2), FISH

870F48- Trisomy 4, FISH, CEP4

870F49- Trisomy 10, FISH, CEP10

870F50- Trisomy 17, FISH, D17Z1

882F84- MLL Rearrangement, FISH


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Methodology: Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)

Clinical Information:

Used for adult and pediatric patients. Aids in diagnosis of hematologic disorders and for monitoring disease after treatment or bone marrow transplant.

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory

Days Performed: Mon-Sat.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 3 - 5 days.

Specimen: Blood or bone marrow

Collection Container: Green top (with sodium heparin anticoagulant)

Collection Instructions:

Blood or bone marrow must be received and processed by WSLH within 24 hours of collection. Specimen must be received by UWHC Hospital Laboratory on Monday-Friday only.

Collection Volume: 2-3 mL blood or 0.5-1.0 mL bone marrow

Stability Ambient:

24 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

Not acceptable

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood or Bone Marrow

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen at room temperature to UWHC Hospital Laboratory. Transport with coolant pack during hot weather (>85°F).

Unacceptable Criteria:

Bone marrow/blood that is clotted or has been frozen.


Interpretation provided with results.

Test Limitations:

The translocation partner chromosome cannot be determined by this test.

Failure to identify an abnormal clone by FISH does not rule out the presence of other abnormalities in the specimen.


Additional Information:

If FISH assay is not performed in conjunction with chromosome analysis there is an additional charge for processing the specimen.