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Current Approaches to Lymphoma Testing in the Cytogenetics Laboratory

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (June 30, 2020)
Presented by Jennifer Sanmann, PhD, FACMG
Conventional cytogenetics and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) studies are routinely used for diagnostic and prognostic purposes in lymphoma. This presentation will provide insight into the processing, analysis, and interpretation of lymphoma cytogenetics in current practice. In addition, strategies for FISH testing and interpretation will be discussed.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the major types and subtypes of lymphoma
  2. Associate hallmark cytogenetic changes with various subtypes of lymphoma
  3. Develop appropriate cytogenetic and FISH testing strategies for lymphoma subtypes

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of Cytogenetics/Molecular Biology will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.