IGH/CCND1 Plus Translocation, Dual Fusion
Although translocations involving IGH and CCND1 (BCL1) were initially reported in B-CLL patients, the rearrangement is now considered to be a hallmark of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).
Reciprocal translocations involving the IGH and CCND1 (previously known as BCL1) loci, t(11;14)(q13;q32), have been reported in B-CLL patients1. The CCND1/IGH probe for detection of t(11;14) has been recommended by the British Committee for Standards in Haematology to enable atypical B-CLL patients to be distinguished from possible MCL patients2.
I first came across Cytocell FISH probes in a previous lab I worked in and I was struck by the quality of the products. Since this time, I have been recommending and introducing Cytocell probes across all application areas — now they are the primary FISH probes used in our lab. They have an excellent range of products and their ready-to-use reagent format saves considerable time. As a matter of fact, at a recent conference there was a discussion about the lack of commercial probes for a particular disorder and I was happy to point the participants in the direction of the Cytocell catalogue, which contains the exact probes required. Elizabeth Benner, Medical Technologist at the University of Arizona Health Network
1. Brizard et al., Leuk Lymphoma 1997;25(5-6):539-43
2. Parker et al., Best Practice in Lymphoma Diagnosis and Reporting; Specific disease appendix 2010, p5
- Area of Interest*
- CLL, Lymphoma
This product is intended to be used on Carnoy’s solution (3:1 methanol/acetic acid) fixed haematological samples.
*Disease information supported by the literature and is not a reflection of the intended purpose of this product.