The nurse at my onc's office called with my first BCR-ABL results on Sprycel. Previously I had been undetectable for about 2.5 years on Tasigna (PCRU in 7 months).
She didn't know exactly how to read the results so she was going to ask my onc, but she said the test says
"Detected. Abnormal." For the percentages, she said there were two on the main sheet:
International Scale: 0.011.
The other, I can't remember if it just said quantitative or standard testing, but it was much lower, something like 0.009.
I'm not too worried, as that's still MMR, correct? This is the first time that I've received numbers on the IS.
It's technically not the start of a trend since it's the first on Sprycel, but I hope Sprycel can hold me down because I really like the drug.
One thing though is I got the blood drawn on a Friday, and I'm not sure how quickly they tested. I know the sample can degrade, but can it give false positives? I would have thought false negatives.