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Test Code BCR/ABL p190 BCR/ABL p190, Quantitative PCR

Clinical System Name

BCR/ABL p190, Quant


Philadelphia chromosome


translocation (9;22)


This test is for monitoring patients who are being treated for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) or Philadelphia chromosome positive.

Sample Requirements

Specimen:  Whole Blood or Bone Marrow

Container(s):  Lavender/EDTA (Dk Green/Sodium Heparin NOT acceptable)

Preferred Vol: 10 mL blood; 2 mL bone marrow

Minimum Vol:  6 mL blood; 1 mL bone marrow; no micro collection


Note:  Record specimen type and date/time of collection on label.

For more detailed info for bone marrow testing, see separate Bone Marrow Aspirate listing .

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:  wrong anticoagulant

Spin:  NO

Aliquot:  NO

Temp:  refrigerate

Notes:  Affix large label to vacutainer.

Storage location:  Store sample in CPA refrigerator sendouts rack.  On weekends send sample refrigerated to UW NW220 ASAP so that sample can be run first thing Monday morning.


Off-site collection:  Contact UW Hematopathology at (206) 288-7060 for instructions.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp <1 day
  Refrigerated specimens received at UW after ~12noon Friday will be refrigerated over weekend for set up Monday (not preferred)
  Frozen NO



STAT Performed TAT
N Drawn daily.  Performed Wednesday, results Thursday. 2 weeks from day after receipt


Performing Laboratory

UW Molecular Hematopathology


Department:  UW Hematopathology Laboratory, 825 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA, 98195

Phone Number:  (206) 288-7060


Reference Range

none specified


Method:  LDT, RT-PCR

Analytical Volume:  None specified

Limitations:  None specified

CPT Codes


Special Instructions

Links to:

Consent Forms



Place test orders in CIS.

For bone marrow, use CIS order "HemOnc Bone Marrow Requisition" or "Hematopoietic Transplant Marrow Requisition", as appropriate.

Clinical Utility


Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: BCR/ABL p190, Quant by RT PCR
Reference Test Number: QP190
Instructions: Send out Monday through Friday with the UW courier.  Keep a copy of the Batch Sheet for our records.