Item Value
Test name Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia Associated Exon Panel
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 2-4 weeks
In House Availability Runs are usually setup bi-weekly, day shift only. Run schedule could be modified depending on sample volume.
Performed by Medical Genomics - Molecular Diagnostics
Normal range Negative: No clinically significant variants detected.
Container type
Lavender top (EDTA) Blood or bone marrow
Buccal swab or T25 flask Germline sample
Amount to Collect Tumor sample:
EDTA whole blood 5 mL
Bone Marrow aspirate 3 mL

Germline sample:
Cultured fibroblasts Confluent T25 flasks x2
Buccal swab Collect 4-6 cytobrush/cotton swabs on each side of the mouth, place swabs in transport tubes, 2 swabs per tube.
Collection Instructions Buccal swabs are required for new patients to determine the presence of a variant in normal vs. tumor samples. Wipe Cheek multiple times with cytobrush/cotton swabs. Transport in room temperature.

Avoid hemolysis. Due to stability issues these samples should only be collected at UCSF Monday through noon Friday.

Do not collect sample in heparin. Keep sample refrigerated for overnight or longer storage.

For UCSF Samples (from remote sites) Click here for sample collection instructions

For NON-UCSF Samples Click here for Requisition form & Account set-up instructions. Note we only do institutional billing.
Sample type
Tumor sample EDTA whole blood or Bone marrow aspirate

Germline sample Buccal swab or Cultured fibroblasts

Note: Buccal swabs are required for all new patients.(MDX lab 415-514-8488)

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667