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reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction

[re-verse tran-scrip-shun puh-lim-er-ace] also called RT-PCR. A very sensitive test for finding specific cancer-related genetic changes (mutations) in blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes, or other tissue. RT-PCR uses chemical analysis of the ribonucleic acid or RNA (a substance related to deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA) to look for gene changes. See also bone marrow, chromosome, deoxyribonucleic acid, lymph node, mutation, ribonucleic acid, translocation.

Cancer Glossary

... See also bladder, prostate, pubic bone. reverse transcription polymerase chain
reaction Search [re-verse tran-scrip-shun puh-lim-er-ace]. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=r

References: Uterine sarcoma detailed guide

... JAZF1/JJAZ1 gene fusion in endometrial stromal sarcomas: molecular analysis
by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction optimized for ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/uterinesarcoma/detailedguide/uterine-sarcoma-references

What's new in research and treatment of melanoma skin ...

... A sophisticated test called reverse transcription polymerase chain
reaction (RT-PCR) is used to detect these types of RNA. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-melanoma/detailedguide/melanoma-skin-cancer-new-research

How are soft tissue sarcomas diagnosed?

... and get hives or, rarely, more serious reactions like trouble ... Reverse transcription
polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR): This test is another way to ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/sarcoma-adultsofttissuecancer/detailedguide/sarcoma-adult-soft-tissue-cancer-diagnosis

How are Ewing tumors diagnosed?

... Rarely, more serious reactions like trouble breathing or low blood pressure
can occur. ... Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ewingfamilyoftumors/detailedguide/ewing-family-of-tumors-diagnosis

Special studies in cancer diagnosis

... Polymerase chain reaction (PCR): This is a very sensitive molecular genetic
test for ... Reverse transcriptase PCR (or RT-PCR) is a method used to ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-special-studies

Special studies in cancer diagnosis

... Polymerase chain reaction (PCR): This is a very sensitive molecular genetic
test for ... Reverse transcriptase PCR (or RT-PCR) is a method used to ...

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Special studies in cancer diagnosis

... Polymerase chain reaction (PCR): This is a very sensitive molecular genetic
test for ... Reverse transcriptase PCR (or RT-PCR) is a method used to ...

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Special studies in cancer diagnosis

... Polymerase chain reaction (PCR): This is a very sensitive molecular genetic
test for ... Reverse transcriptase PCR (or RT-PCR) is a method used to ...

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