I'm hoping someone can help me understand my PCR test results? Just preliminary diagnosed last week based on a 220K WBC. This week my PCR test results came back positive for the BCR-ABL gene. And my b2a2 transcript is 195%. I know this means I have only the b2a2 transcript (e1a2 and b3a2 were negative), but what does the 195% mean? My oncologist kind of brushed it off when I asked - saying that the way these percentages are reported are confusing.
And as a follow up to a question I posted a few days ago asking if I could be diagnosed without a bone marrow biopsy...I talked to my doctor about that also and he said that the blasts in my blood were only at 1%, so he considers me in chronic phase and he doesn't see a need to do a BMB.
I'm starting 400mg Gleevec today, which I'm glad for.