Preferred Sample Type

T Cell gene Rearrangement (TCR)

Suitable Specimen Types

  • EDTA Whole Blood

Specimen Transport

Standard transport to laboratory

Sample Processing in Laboratory

DNA extracted from EDTA or sodium citrate whole blood or bone marrow

Sample Preparation


Turnaround Time

21 days

Sample Stability

4°C for 7 days

T Cell gene Rearrangement (TCR)

General Information

Clonal TCR bands may be seen in Haematological malignancies such as lymphomas involving T-cells.


*Blood or Bone Marrow samples are suitable

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The Trust Laboratories at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital were awarded UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to the internationally recognised ISO 15189 standard in May 2015. For a list of accredited tests and other information please visit the test database
Tests not appearing on this scope are either under consideration or in the process of accreditation and so currently remain outside of our scope of accreditation. However, these tests have been validated to the same high standard as accredited tests and are performed by the same trained and competent staff.

For further information contact Louise Fallon, Quality Manager, 0121 424 1235

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