I am 27 years old male.
two year ago my platelet was 630, one year ago my platelet count was 600, and this year it was 620, so my doctor asked me to had my blood checked for BCR-ABL using R-PCR method (marker 100bp)
the test result came back as "there;s a BCR ABL gene b3a2 at amplicon product 385 bp which result protein p210" and my platelet came back as 500
all the other blood test came back as normal for the last 3 years (white blood etc), the only abnormality is my uric acid is 7.2 mg/dL (which is 0.2 mg/dL above the upper threshold )
1. does this mean I am have CML?
2. I heard that BMB is required in order to conclude whether someone has CML or not, if that's the case why do my doctor asked me to get my blood checked for BCR/ABL instead of doing BMB first?
i wont be meeting any doctor until the next two weeks so I am anxious! And I am not covered in any insurance so all this cost of doing test is pretty daunting.