Also known as: Promyelocytic Leukemia/Retinoic Acid Receptor Alpha [PML-RARA t(15;17)(q22;q12)]
Formal name: [PML-RARA t(15;17)]
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 recurrence
When to Get Tested?
When you have results of a 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
Test Preparation Needed?