FISH Analyze 100-300 cells X1
used for clinical purposes.
Plasma cell myeloma (PCM) is characterized by the proliferation of malignant monoclonal plasma cells in the bone marrow. Hyperdiploidy with gains of odd numbered chromosomes, including 9, 11, and 15, has been associated with a more favorable outcome in myeloma patients.
transport media (preferred)
sodium heparin lead free (tan-top) tube
Submit 1-3 mL bone marrow aspirate in transport media (preferred) or in sodium heparin tubes.
Ship at room temperature. Do not freeze.
Specimen viability decreases during transit. Send specimen to testing lab for viability determination.