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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

FISH - IGH/BCL2 - Fresh Tumour

Clinical Significance

t(14;18)(q32;q21)

Test Name

FISH - IGH/BCL2 - Fresh Tumour

Gene Name

  • IGH/BCL2

Division

Cytogenetics

Method

Direct preparation and culture; FISH (Fluorescence in situ hybridization)

External Proficiency Testing

CAP
QMPLS

Turn Around Time

5-9 working days

Disease/Condition

Non Hodgkin lymphomas, Follicular lymphoma

Specimen Type

Tumour

Minimum Specimen Requirements

Minimum 2-3 mm3 fresh tissue (skin biopsy)

Storage/Transportation

Refrigerate until time of shipment. Ship sample overnight at room temperature for receipt at SickKids Cytogenetics Laboratory within 24 hours of collection.

Special Requirements

Place in sterile container with SickKids Cytogenetics transport media or other sterile culture media

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Canada
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212

Interpretation

Provided