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Also known as: BCR/ABL; bcr-abl Oncogene; Philadelphia Chromosome
Formal name: BCR-ABL1 Fusion

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

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

When to Get Tested?

When you have results of a complete blood count (CBC) and/or signs and symptoms that suggest that you may have leukemia; periodically when you are being treated for CML or BCR-ABL1-positive ALL

Sample Required?

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

Test Preparation Needed?