How is polymerase chain reaction (PCR) used in the workup of NHL/B-cell lymphoma?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Mohammad Muhsin Chisti, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is used to assess minimal residual disease. This technique has generally been applied to the t(14;18) translocation and the associated bcl -2 gene.


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