for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at UC Irvine
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AlloHeme is a chimerism test service that utilizes NGS technology to analyze SNP loci to quantify donor and recipient cells by measuring genomic DNA. Before transplant, patient and donor peripheral blood sample will be collected to identify informative marker for routine chimerism testing and baseline establishment for AlloHeme. Post-transplant blood or bone marrow samples are obtained and compared to the baseline sample profiles to calculate % chimerism of recipient cells in the blood and/or bone marrow samples. Cell selection from blood and bone marrow samples is applied to evaluate chimerism in specific cell subtypes that are relevant to AML and MDS diseases (CD3+ T lymphocytes, CD33+ Myeloid cells and CD15+ Granulocyte cell subtypes from blood and CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells from bone marrow).

Official Title

Assessment of Chimerism and Relapse Post Bone Marrow/HCT Transplant Using AlloHeme Test (ACROBAT)


The test will be started from month 1 post HCT and will be performed bi-weekly up to month 3, monthly from month 4-6 and quarterly from month 9 to year 2 for total 15 visits. During each visit, about 18 ml (3.6 teaspoons) of whole blood will be collected into 3 pink BD Hemogard tubes with K2 EDTA additive. In addition to blood collection, the subject will be asked to provide 3ml or 0.6 teaspoon of bone marrow specimens during the routine visits on Day 100(month 3), Day 180 and Day 360 for use in this research study. When bone marrow study is performed, marrow specimen will be collected for AlloHeme test at central lab. Standard chimerism assessment, bone marrow study and MRD test will be performed at each participated institution lab as clinically indicated and based on treating physician's discretion. Method of standard of care chimerism and MRD assessment will be based on each institutional standard protocol. Data related to AlloHeme test, clinical outcomes, PHI and all standard of care of patient management information will be collected from medical records. During the Baseline and pre transplant the following clinical data will be collected: sex, age, donor and recipient demographic, chemotherapy, remission status pre-transplant, donor type, HLA, stem cell source, conditioning regimen type and intensity, cytogenetics test, minimal residual disease, chimerism, T cell depletion and GVHD protocol. Following transplantation, clinical events including death, relapse, second allo-HSCT, DLI as well as the events that impact the chimerism like tapering IST, GVHD and infection will be collected.


Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, AML, ALL, MDS, Leukemia, Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma, Myelodysplastic Syndromes


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Male or female, aged 18 years or above.
  • The patient must have one of the following diseases: AML, ALL or MDS
  • Eligible for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant
  • Subjects must receive an Allo-HCT from an HLA matched related or unrelated donor or haploidentical donor
  • Myeloablative or reduced intensity/non-myeloablative conditioning
  • Any GVHD prophylaxis regimen including post-transplantation cyclophosphamide-based or conventional regimen
  • The subject must be enrolled prior to Allo-HCT

You CAN'T join if...

The participant may not enter the study if ANY of the following apply:

  • Has history of prior Allo-HCT
  • T cell depleted transplant (Including in vivo and ex vivo T cell depletion)
  • Inability to comply with medical recommendations or follow-up
  • Donor is identical twin
  • Pregnancy


  • University of California Irvine accepting new patients
    Brisbane California 94005 United States
  • City of Hope accepting new patients
    Duarte California 91010 United States


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