Description of Medical ServiceThe characterisation of: rearrangements in BCL2, BC16, MYC genes for detection of cases of 'double-hit' diffuse large B cell lymphoma, which require more intensive chemotherapy in view of the more aggressive nature of the lymphoma; copy number changes or mutations for the diagnosis and classification of neoplasms or the detection of minimal residual disease of patients with plasma cell myeloma; and histological diagnosis and classification for rare subtypes of non-hodgkin lymphoma.
Description of Medical ConditionDiffuse large B cell lymphoma; copy number abberations and / or mutations fo the diagnosis and classification of plasma cell myeloma; and rare sub-types of non-hodgkin lymphoma that respond poorly to conventional chemotherapy.
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Medical Service TypeInvestigative
Previous Application NumberNot Applicable
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