Days Set Up
Analytic Time

7 - 10 days

MiChart Code
MDS FISH (Sendout)
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), FISH
FISH for Myelodysplastic Syndrome

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)

Test Usage

Detecting a neoplastic clone associated with the common chromosome anomalies seen in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes or other myeloid malignancies. Identifying and tracking known chromosome anomalies in patients with myeloid malignancies and tracking response to therapy.

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements


Collect bone marrow in a green top (sodium heparin) tube. Invert several times to mix. Store and transport at room temperature.

Normal Volume
2 mL bone marrow
Minimum Volume
1 mL bone marrow

Billing Information

CPT Code
varies; refer to report
Pro Fee Code

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.