Blog for Jackie Sue while at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. UPDATED. This blog now covers her progress after her mini-allo MUD transplant. Her transplant was the first one to be performed by the Mayo Clinic.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Tuesday +204 Halloween

Just a quick note to say that we received a phone call from the Mayo Clinic this evening. They called around 6:00 PM to give us the results of Jackie's FISH (fluorescent in situ hybridization) test. This is an important (expensive) and critical genetic test that allows one to diagnose the type of CLL present in the system. In most cases the FISH test is performed via bone marrow biopsy. Jackie has had two tests in the past. In this case the test was done from peripheral blood. The test came back as completely normal. This is very good news as it shows that there is no level of detectable CLL. When we return in January they will probably complete another chimerism test to see if the level of donor cells is still at 100%. Past chimerism test were at the 100% level and there is no reason to expect a change.

Until Later...

Bruce and Jackie
From Pryor


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful news. Bravo!
Love, Stan and Ruth

8:54 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is the greatest news ever.

4:49 AM


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