Translocation Detection by Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). All tests are designed to amplify PCR products less than 200bp. All tests are comlemented by amplification of a relevant housekeeping gene to test the quality of the RNA.

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Additional information

Alveolar rhabdomyosarocma is a primitive maligant round cell tumour which can occur at any age but primarily in younger children as well as adolescents and young adults. A PAX3-FKHR fusion gene is detected in approximately 70% of cases with a further 10% demonsttrating a variant PAX7-FKHR

Sending address

Paediatric Malignancy Unit Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children Level 2, Camelia Botnar Laboratories Great Ormond Street London WC1N 3JH

Laboratory service

Paediatric Malignancy Unit

Sample requirements

Fresh, frozen or FFPE tissue. If sending FFPE rolled tissue sections please send the equivalent of 80 uM of tissue.

Reference range

Not applicable

Turnaround time

3-5 working days

Disease / group



Upon request

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Paediatric Malignancy Unit

The Paediatric Malignancy Unit is a unit providing a wide range of molecular genetic and cytogenetic diagnostic tests.

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