deletion 6q23, del(6)(q23)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), B-cell small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), Plasma cell myeloma
Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH)
2.0 mL (min. 1.0 mL) peripheral blood in sodium heparin preferred, EDTA accepted
1.0 mL (min. 0.5 mL) bone marrow in sodium heparin preferred, EDTA accepted
5 mm^3 fresh tissue or 3.0 mL (min. 2.0 mL) FNA in MPLN RPMI media
Whole blood and bone marrow, ship ambient
Fresh tissue or FNA ship in a Styrofoam container with a cool/refrigerated pack (Do not allow cool pack to directly contact sample)
Clotted specimen; Specimen exposed to extreme temperature; Anticoagulant toxic to cells; Insufficient number of cells
A normal cell will contain a two aqua signal pattern. In individuals with a deletion of the 6q23, there is a single aqua signal.
This abnormality has been associated with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), adult ALL, B-cell small lymphocytic lymphoma, atypical chronic lymphocytic leukemia and plasma cell myeloma. FISH can detect this rearrangement in either interphase or metaphase cells.