Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Managing Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is difficult. Versiti can help simplify and streamline the evaluative process for you. The experience of our Diagnostic Laboratories team — and our desire to provide you with unmatched quality and service — enable us to go beyond simply providing a test result.
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a myeloid cell cancer characterized by rapid growth and accumulation of abnormal white blood cells in bone marrow and blood. These malignant cells interfere with the normal production of red blood cells and platelets, causing anemia and pathologic bleeding. AML is caused by genetic changes that result in increased cellular growth and proliferation, and impaired maturation.
Approximately 13,000 new AML cases occur in the U.S. each year. AML may occur at any age; however, the disease is more common in older patients, with an average age at diagnosis of approximately 60 years.
Cytogenetic and molecular testing for AML are both important for assessing your patient’s prognosis. Versiti’s experienced team stands ready to be your partner in test utilization decisions, test result interpretation and treatment selection.
Versiti’s AML testing algorithm uses a cascade of molecular tests that detect a variety of favorable and unfavorable biomarkers associated with AML.
Additionally, germline mutations in CEBPA have been found in familial AML. Versiti offers AML Familial Evaluation testing for inherited CEBPA mutations.
All Related Tests
IDH1 Abbott Realtime PCR
The companion diagnostic test for IDH1 (isocitrate dehydrogenase-1) mutations in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). For urgent samples please contact Client Services at (414) 937-6396 or 800-245-3117, Option 1.
IDH2 Abbott Realtime PCR
The companion diagnostic test for IDH2 (isocitrate dehydrogenase-2) mutations in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). For urgent samples please contact Client Services at (414) 937-6396 or 800-245-3117, Option 1.
LeukoStrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay
The Leukostrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay is designed to detect internal tandem duplications and tyrosine kinase mutations (TKD) in the FLT3 gene. The Leukostrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay is the only in vitro diagnostic assay authorized by the FDA for AML patients.