I was diagnosed at the end of August 2014 with CML.
I have monthly labs drawn for CBC and the Diff, along with the BMP, Liver function Panel, and BCR-ABL every three months. I've had only one Bone Marrow Biopsy done back at the beginning.
This week, I had my regular Onc appt, and had my monthly labs drawn the day before. Everything was pretty much normal and in range except for the MPV (which is always low) and the MONOS %, AUTO, which is also generally low.
My Onc said that I needed to get a BCR-ABL and if it had lowered, then we would do the Bone Marrow Biopsy. Yesterday, she got the results back and said it was a bit higher this time and we would redo the test in a month. She just sent me my numbers, so is this normal ,at a year, to increase or is it something I should be concerned about?
Here's the results: ( I hope I'm typing this right as I can't get the info to paste here)
Each date shows ABL1, BRL TRNL MIN
and ABL1, BRL TRNL MAJ Detected
I just can't seem to understand this test no matter what I read..
Thanks so much for all your help,