Test Directory

MRD monitoring PML::RARA

Containers - Adult

Red Cap Tube EDTA KE 9ml
Volume Range

​10-15ml Peripheral blood or bone marrow specimen

Additive per Container


Laboratory Site

Crewe Road South
Telephone: 0131 537 1000

Transport arrangements

Blood and bone marrow specimens should ideally arrive within 24 hours of collection (maximum of 48 hours).  Specimens should arrive no later than 3.30pm on Friday.  Samples should be sent to the following address:

Western General Hospital

Haematology/Biochemistry Combined Reception

Immunophenotyping Laboratory

Crewe Road


EH4 2XU​


See also Specimen transportation.

Sample storage arrangements

Samples should be stored at room temperature. See specimen requirements.

How to request

Please refer to our detailed requesting instructions. The HMDS request form can be located here.



​Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Anticipated turnaround

Results should be expected within 10 working days. See results.

Static information/disclaimer

This test is accredited to ISO 15189:2012

General additional information

This assay is for MRD monitoring and only suitable if the PML::RARA fusion has previously been detected.

Please see AML panel testing for diagnostic samples.

For clinical advice on appropriate investigations and advice for the interpretation of test results, please contact us.