Molecular genetic techniques are now routinely applied to haematological malignancies within a clinical laboratory setting. The detection of genetic rearrangements not only assists with diagnosis and treatment decisions, but also adds important prognostic information. In addition, genetic rearrangements associated with leukaemia can be used as molecular markers allowing the detection of low levels of residual disease. This review will concentrate on the application of molecular genetic techniques to the acute leukaemias and myeloproliferative disorders.
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Clinical and Laboratory Haematology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2005|