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PML-RARA

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Also known as: Promyelocytic Leukemia/Retinoic Acid Receptor Alpha [PML-RARA t(15;17)(q22;q12)]; Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia; AML-M3
Formal name: [PML-RARA t(15;17)]

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), a type of acute myeloid leukemia (AML); to help guide and/or monitor treatment of APL or to monitor for leukemia cells that remain after treatment (minimal residual disease) or for disease recurrence

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 APL and/or when you are in remission but need follow up

Sample Required?

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

Test Preparation Needed?

None