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PCR up. Significant or not?

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#1 Widgeonus


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 08:40 AM

Had a appointment with my Onc today and on the way to my appointment, the nurse calls to inform me that someone screwed up and the Onc is not in today. While I have her on the phone, I got her to give me my PCR results and it went from .04 to .06 MD Anderson Scale which equates to .014 to .021 IS scale.


Would this be considered a significant jump and should there be cause for concern? Of course, I am freaking out right now and I cannot get in touch with any of the PAs on my Oncs team.


This is essentially 3 months before my 2 year diagnosis. Any solace in the fact that I am still MMR and have not progressed or had a mutation?

#2 Lucas


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 09:28 AM

hey, that's the same result. pcr tests have an half log of margin of error. you're fine. try not to concern about it :)

#3 hannibellemo


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:58 PM

Mine did the same thing, it went from .02 - .05, not an issue. If it makes you feel better, my next test came back negative! Look forward, not back!



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DX 12/08; Gleevec 400mg; liver toxicity; Sprycel 100mg.; CCyR 4/10; MMR 8/10; Pleural Effusion 2/12; Sprycel 50mg. Maintaining MMR; 2/15 PCRU; 8/16 drifting in and out of undetected like a wave meeting the shore. Retired 12/23/2016! 18 months of PCRU, most recent at Mayo on 7/25/17 was negative at their new sensitivity reporting of 0.003.<p>

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 04:41 PM

Such small differences have no meaning, especially beyond MMR where you are.  PCRs are not that precise. 

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