Questions about my PCR test at a new lab
Posted 29 June 2015 - 08:06 PM
Gleevec 400 mg
PCR 53%, 41%, 1.69%, 5.63% (Mutation test negative) September 2013
Sprycel 100 mg
PCR 1.1%, 0.2%, 0.2%, 0.6%, .09%, .06%, PCRU June 2015, PCRU Sept 2015, PCRU Dec 2015, 0.042% Mar 2016, 0.122% April 2016, 0.19% June 2016, 0.176% July 2016, .052% Sept 2016, .031% Nov 2016
Diagnosed Basel Skin Cancer December 2012, October 2014 (All cancer removed)
Diagnosed Melanoma April 2015 (All cancer removed)
Posted 29 June 2015 - 08:32 PM
Posted 30 June 2015 - 06:15 PM
I'm in the same boat '12. I had my pcr at the same lab but I usually go in on Mon - Wed for testing. This last time I went in on Friday and blood was delivered to Mayo the same day but not tested until the following Mon.
I had been .02 the time previous and this time I was undetectable. Since Trey told me I might have lower %s if I had it done later in the week and the results weren't available on the same day. I find this very suspect and am not expecting a repeat in August. We'll see.
I'm suspicious by nature!
"You can't change the direction of the wind but you can adjust your sails."
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>
Posted 01 July 2015 - 10:50 AM
For most people the sample is sent by mail to another location. So your current sample PCR is probably similar to what happens for most patients. So by comparison it is PCRU by what is standard. The time varies a bit, but overall this would be considered PCRU by industry standards (which are a bit loose).
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