BCR-ABL

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Also known as: BCR/ABL1; bcr-abl oncogene; BCR-ABL Kinase Domain Mutation Analysis
Formal name: BCR-ABL Fusion

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose and monitor the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and a type of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

When to Get Tested?

When you have results of a FBC and/or signs and symptoms that suggest that you may have leukaemia; periodically when you are being treated for CML or BCR-ABL-positive ALL

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm or a bone marrow sample collected using a bone marrow aspiration and/or biopsy procedure

Test Preparation Needed?

None