Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Cancer/Leukemia

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a molecular method that enables the detection and analysis of specific gene sequences in a patient’s sample. PCR testing is used to diagnose and monitor hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. Peripheral blood, bone marrow, and paraffin embedded tissue are acceptable specimen types for PCR testing.