I was diagnosed on 10/24/2016. The hematologist started me on 1000 mg / day hydrea while waiting for prior authorization and looking for co-pay assistance for gleevec. When my wbc didn't react he increased the dose to 1500 mg / day. I started taking 400 mg gleevec / day on 11/12/2016. My wbc has dropped from a high of 72.5k to 5.8k on 11/21/2016. My question is about the PCR results from a blood test / bone marrow biopsy on 10/20/2016. The number reported on the lab report shown below doesn't look like any of the numbers I see discussed in the posts on this forum. The hematologist said it didn't matter as long as the number trended down over time. Any thoughts?
10/20/2016Bcr-abl Translocation, PCR, Blood/bone Marrow Prior Result not given Final Source whole blood Final High Bcr-abl: Abl Ratio 81.622 _ Final Interpretation Final