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Product summary

  • Technology FISH
  • Application Solid tumour
  • Areas of interest Lymphoma
  • Region 8q24.21
  • Label    
  • Product Code LPS 035 (10 tests)
    LPS 035-S (5 tests)
  • Regulatory Status In vitro diagnostic. This product is intended to be used on Carnoy’s solution (3:1 methanol/acetic acid) fixed haematological samples, or formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues. Disease information supported by the literature and is not a reflection of the intended purpose of this product.



Probe specification

  • IGH, 14q32.33, Green
  • MYC, 8q24.21, Red

The IGH/MYC product consists of probes, labelled in green, covering the Constant, J, D and Variable segments of the IGH gene, and MYC probes, labelled in red. The MYC probe mix contains four probes, two 197kb, 277kb probes positioned centromeric to the MYC gene and two 186kb, 297kb probes positioned telomeric to the MYC gene, including the D8S1644 marker.


Probe information

The cMYC/IGH translocation, t(8;14)(q24;q32), and the variant forms t(2;8)(p13;q24) and t(8;22)(q24;q11) are found in Burkitt's lymphoma and mature B-cell or Burkitt's type Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL)1.

The t(8;14) is the most common and is found in approximately 85% of patients with Burkitt's lymphoma2. While translocation breakpoints on chromosome 14 are clustered to a narrow region 5' to the intron enhancer of the immunoglobulin heavy chain, the breakpoints on chromosome 8 can occur more than 340kb upstream of MYC, with no preferential site3. The translocation brings MYC into close proximity to the IgH enhancer and results in the up-regulation of MYC4. Over expression of the transcription factor stimulates gene amplification resulting in uncontrolled cell proliferation, which usually occurs in the late event of tumour progression5.

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  1. Berger R, Bernheim A, Cancer Genet Cytogenet 1982;7(3):231-44
  2. Hoffman, Ronald (2009). Hematology : basic principles and practice (5th ed. ed.). Philadelphia, PA: ChurchillLiving stone/Elsevier. pp. 1304–1305
  3. Joos et al., Human Molecular Genetics 1992;1(8):625-32
  4. Erikson J et al., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1983;80(3):820-4
  5. Shou et al., PNAS 2000;97(1):228-33

FFPE tissue preparation and FISH protocol

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Heat pretreatment

1. Heat Pretreatment Dark Blue
  • Heat 50ml Tissue Pretreatment Solution (Reagent 1) in a porcelain wash jar or coplin jar immersed in a waterbath until it is either boiling or 98 - 100°C.
  • Boil slides for 30 minutes (Note: different incubation times may be required depending on tissue fixation. A 30-minute incubation is a recommended starting point).
  • Wash in PBS or dH2O at room temperature (RT) for 2 x 3 minutes.
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Solid tumour FFPE FISH protocol

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