Detection of genetic markers improves diagnostic refinement of chronic myeloproliferative disorders (CMDs) and is helpful in discriminating reactive conditions mimicking CMDs such as reactive erythrocytosis and thrombocytosis. We set-up a multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction assay followed by capillary electrophoresis, designed to simultaneously screen the two main genetic lesions associated with CMDs, i.e. the BCR-ABL fusion characteristic of chronic myeloid leukemia and the JAK2 V617F mutation that characterises polycythaemia vera and a proportion of cases of essential thrombocythemia and idiopathic myelofibrosis. The test was used in the diagnostic work-up of 50 patients with elevation of >or=2 myeloid cell types in their blood count at presentation and in 42 patients with isolated, non-reactive thrombocytosis. This approach refined diagnosis in 44 of 50 cases in the first series and in 22 of 42 cases with isolated thrombocytosis. We conclude that this non-isotopic and rapid assay amenable to automation may be adopted in routine genetic diagnosis of CMDs as well as for initial screening of thrombocytosis of unknown nature.

Ammatuna, E., Lo Coco, F., Ottone, T., Zaza, S., Lavorgna, S., Grillo, R., et al. (2007). Diagnostic refinement of chronic myeloproliferative disorders and thrombocytoses of unknown origin by multiple RT-PCR and capillary electrophoresis of BCR-ABL rearrangements and JAK2 (V617F) mutation. ANNALS OF HEMATOLOGY, 86(5), 355-361 [10.1007/s00277-007-0259-9].

Diagnostic refinement of chronic myeloproliferative disorders and thrombocytoses of unknown origin by multiple RT-PCR and capillary electrophoresis of BCR-ABL rearrangements and JAK2 (V617F) mutation

LO COCO, FRANCESCO;OTTONE, TIZIANA;ZAZA, SERENA;LAVORGNA, SERENA;FEDERICI, GIORGIO;AMADORI, SERGIO
2007

Abstract

Detection of genetic markers improves diagnostic refinement of chronic myeloproliferative disorders (CMDs) and is helpful in discriminating reactive conditions mimicking CMDs such as reactive erythrocytosis and thrombocytosis. We set-up a multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction assay followed by capillary electrophoresis, designed to simultaneously screen the two main genetic lesions associated with CMDs, i.e. the BCR-ABL fusion characteristic of chronic myeloid leukemia and the JAK2 V617F mutation that characterises polycythaemia vera and a proportion of cases of essential thrombocythemia and idiopathic myelofibrosis. The test was used in the diagnostic work-up of 50 patients with elevation of >or=2 myeloid cell types in their blood count at presentation and in 42 patients with isolated, non-reactive thrombocytosis. This approach refined diagnosis in 44 of 50 cases in the first series and in 22 of 42 cases with isolated thrombocytosis. We conclude that this non-isotopic and rapid assay amenable to automation may be adopted in routine genetic diagnosis of CMDs as well as for initial screening of thrombocytosis of unknown nature.
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Settore MED/15 - Malattie del Sangue
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DNA Mutational Analysis; Electrophoresis, Capillary; Fusion Proteins, bcr-abl; Genes, abl; Humans; In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence; Janus Kinase 2; Myeloproliferative Disorders; Polymerase Chain Reaction
Ammatuna, E., Lo Coco, F., Ottone, T., Zaza, S., Lavorgna, S., Grillo, R., et al. (2007). Diagnostic refinement of chronic myeloproliferative disorders and thrombocytoses of unknown origin by multiple RT-PCR and capillary electrophoresis of BCR-ABL rearrangements and JAK2 (V617F) mutation. ANNALS OF HEMATOLOGY, 86(5), 355-361 [10.1007/s00277-007-0259-9].
Ammatuna, E; LO COCO, F; Ottone, T; Zaza, S; Lavorgna, S; Grillo, R; Curzi, P; Panetta, P; Federici, G; Amadori, S
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