T-Cell Receptor Gene Rearrangement

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Also known as: T-cell Gene Clonality; TCGR; TCR Gene Rearrangement
Formal name: T-Cell Receptor Gene Rearrangement

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose a T-cell lymphoma; sometimes to detect and evaluate residual cancer cells

When to Get Tested?

When a doctor thinks that you may have a T-cell lymphoma; when a doctor would like to assess whether treatment has been effective and/or whether lymphoma has recurred

Sample Required?

A bone marrow, tissue such as a lymph node (biopsy), or body fluid sample collected by your doctor; sometimes a blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?