Feasibility of Qualitative Testing of BCR-ABL and JAK2 V617F in Suspected Myeloproliperative Neoplasm (MPN) Using RT-PCR Reversed Dot Blot Hybridization (RT-PCR RDB).


Stem Cell and Cancer Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia. Electronic address: [Email]


Defining the presence of BCR-ABL transcript in suspected myeloproliferative neoplasm is essential in establishing chronic myeloid leukemia. In the absence of BCR-ABL, the conventional diagnostic algorithm recommends JAK2 V617F mutation testing to support diagnosis of other MPN diseases such as polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, and primary myelofibrosis. In certain cases of thrombocythemia, simultaneous upfront testing of both BCR-ABL and JAK2 may be desirable. We wanted to test the feasibility of multiplex detection of BCR-ABL transcript variants and JAK2 V617F mutation simultaneously using the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)-based reverse dot-blot hybridization (RDB) method.


CML,Diagnostic test,Indonesia,Multiplex testing,PV,