HemaVision Leukemia Panel

Specimen Collection, Storage, and Shipping

Test Information:

The HemaVision®-28N leukemia typing/subtyping system is a multiplex, nested, reverse transcriptase PCR assay that detects the following recurrent chromosomal rearrangements associated with leukemias:

Translocation Genes Involved Translocation Genes Involved
inv(16)(p13.11;q22.1) CBFB-MYH11 t(4;11)(q21.3-q22.1;q23.3) KMT2A-AFF1
t(1;19)(q23.3;p13.3) TCF3-PBX1 t(6:11)(q27;q23.3) KMT2A-AFDN
t(10;11)(p12.31;q23.3) KMT2A-MLLT10 t(6;9)(p22.3;q34.13) DEK-NUP214
t(11;17)(q23.3;q12) KMT2A-MLLT6 t(8;21)(q21.3;q22.12) RUNX1-RUNX1T1
t(11;17)(q23.2;q21.2) ZBTB16-RARA t(9;11)(p21.3;q23.3) KMT2A-MLLT3
t(11;19)(q23.3;p13.11) KMT2A-ELL t(9;12)(q34.12;p13.2) ETV6-ABL1
t(11;19)(q23.3;p13.3) KMT2A-MLLT1 t(9;22)(q34.12;q11.23) BCR-ABL1 (major)
t(12;21)(p13.2;q22.12) ETV6-RUNX1 t(9;22)(q34.12;q11.23) BCR-ABL1 (minor)
t(15;17)(q24.1;q21.2) PML-RARA t(9;22)(q34.12;q11.23) BCR-ABL1 (mu)
t(3;5)(q25.32;q35.1) NPM1-MLF1 TAL1 (40 kb deletion 1p32) STIL-TAL1
t(17;19)(q22;p13.3) TCF3-HLF

The sensitivity of the assay depends on the mutation detected and ranges from 1 in 10,000 to 100,000 cells. Due to the heterogeneity of breakpoints and/or alternative splicing that occurs in many of the translocations/rearrangements, there is a rare possibility that a patient will have a variant form that cannot be detected or specifically characterized by the assay. This assay is not designed for quantitative assessment of specific chromosomal rearrangements.

Requisition Code:

HemaVision leukemia panel

CPT Code:

Full HemaVision Panel: 81479; G0452-26

Single rearrangements:
inv(16): 81401; G0452-26
t(15;17): 81315; G0452-26
t(1;19): 81401; G0452-26
t(6;9): 81401; G0452-26
t(4;11): 81401; G0452-26
t(8;21): 81401; G0452-26
t(9;11): 81401; G0452-26
t(12;21): 81401; G0452-26
Other single rearrangement not listed above: 81479; G0452-26
Turn Around Time:

3-5 days

Specimen Requirements:

Collect:           Peripheral blood: 2-5 mL in EDTA (purple top) tube                                                                       Bone marrow: 2-5 mL in ACD (yellow tube) or EDTA (purple top) tube

Storage:         Refrigerate

Remarks:       Specimens must be received within 72 hours from collection due to instability of RNA. WBCC is required to accompany specimen.

Transport:      See Standard Shipping Procedures

  1. Salto-Tellez et al. 2003, J Mol Diagn 5:231-6