Table 1

Patient demographics

Patient characteristicaValue(s)
No. of patients78
Male/female ratio53:25
Median age (yr) of males (range)53 (18–75)
Median age (yr) of females (range)51 (20–72)
Mean no. of specimens per patient (range)10.4 (3–32)
No. of AML patients36
No. of ALL patients10
No. of patients with other underlying diseasesb32
  • a AML, acute myelogenous leukemia; ALL, acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

  • b Includes chronic lymphoblastic leukemia (CLL) (n = 7), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) (n = 5), chronic eosinophilic leukemia (CEL) (n = 1), Hodgkin's lymphoma (n = 5), non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (n = 5), multiple myeloma (n = 2), myelodysplastic syndrome (n = 3), immunocytoma (n = 1), and myelofibrosis (n = 3).