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Program:Genetics and Genomics
Test Name:Multiple Myeloma FISH Panel (G&G North UAH)
Test Code:CGBM (CO PATH)
Performing Site: University of Alberta Hospital
Performing Dept:Cytogenetics
Availability:Test set-up routinely Monday to Thursday (08:00-16:00) and Friday (08:00-12:00)
TAT:3 weeks from hematopathology report signout
Preferred Tube/Container:15 mL centrifuge tube with transport media
Alternate:Sodium heparin (dark green - NOT PST)
Specimen Requirements:Collect 2.0 - 4.0 mL of bone marrow into the centrifuge tube with transport media or alternate tube.
Min. Sample Required:2.0 mL
Specimen Processing:DO NOT spin.
DO NOT aliquot.
Specimen MUST remain at room temperature.
Specimen Handling:1. Ship at room temperature to Cytogenetics Laboratory via UAH Specimen Control
    WMC 4B2.10.
2. Specimens should be received in the laboratory within 24 hours of time of collection for
    plasma cell separation.
3. If specimens are being sent to the lab on Friday morning, please notify the laboratory at
    (780) 407-1542 or by fax (780) 407-3059 to inform the lab of expected arrival times and
    mode of transport.
Additional Information:IGH/CCND1 probe testing included.

Specimens will be rejected if:
  • Primary tube received refrigerated or frozen
  • Any aliquot tube is received
  • Specimen is received in any tube other than transport media or sodium heparin
  • Insufficient specimen volume is received.
  • Specimen received unlabelled
  • Specimen is received without a complete requisition
    To order Bone Marrow transport media tubes contact the Cytogenetics Laboratory (780-407-1542).
    Requisition/Form:All specimens must be accompanied by a completed Hematology Specialty Requisition
    Ensure all relevant sections of the requisition are complete.

    If multiple myeloma is suspected, this must be indicated on the requistion.
    List preferred order of FISH probes in the event there are insufficient number of plasma cells for all probes.
    Reference Interval:Interpretation provided on report.
    Comments:Contact Cytogenetics Laboratory (780-407-1542) for priority turn-around.
    Last Updated On:Friday, December 14, 2018
    Date of Last Review:Jan 2 2018 12:00AM