BCR-ABL1 Mbcr IS-MMR Kits are ready-to-use kits for the detection of BCR-ABL p210 b2a2 or b3a2 transcripts using real-time PCR. The kits are based on the amplification and detection of specific BCR-ABL p210 b2a2 or b3a2 transcripts, relative to ABL control gene expression, in total RNA extracted from bone marrow or peripheral blood samples of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients previously diagnosed with a BCR-ABL Mbcr fusion gene event. The kits provide high levels of specificity, sensitivity, and reproducibility. Each ipsogen
BCR-ABL1 Mbcr IS-MMR Kit provides 4 standard dilutions for ABL and 5 standard dilutions for Mbcr. Use of a single plasmid for BCR-ABL1 and ABL enables reproducible quantification of transcripts and limits variability. Primers and probe sets are designed according to Europe Against Cancer (EAC) recommendations (see figures Single plasmid for BCR-ABL gene transcript
and ABL control gene transcript
). The kits also include an IS-MMR calibrator allowing conversion of results to the international scale for accurate measurement of molecular response and major molecular response (MMR) status reporting. A high positive control RNA is also included to monitor the reverse transcription and amplification steps of ABL and BCR-ABL Mbcr during transcript quantification. The ipsogen
BCR-ABL1 Mbcr IS-MMR DX Kit includes reagents for reverse transcription-PCR and real-time PCR.