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Patient diagnosed with Plasma Cell Myeloma 04-18-2018.
What tests should we refer to in order to determine if high risk cytogenetics are present?
High-risk cytogenetics consist of one or more of the following: del17p, t(4;14), or t(14;16).
This is a great example of when the information in a drop down in your registry software or the limited information in SEER*RSA is just not enough. You must go to the source, the actual full SSDI Manual for clarification. Site-Specific Data Item (SSDI) Manual Effective with Cases Diagnosed 1/1/2018 and Forward Published February 2019 Version 1.5 page 387 https://www.naaccr.org/SSDI/SSDI-Manual.pdf?v=1565354436
Disregard other FISH tests being abnormal, currently the only cytogenetics we are reviewing can be found in AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, Eighth Edition American College of Surgeons. Chapter 82 *High-risk cytogenetics consist of one or more of the following: del17p, t(4;14), or t(14;16).