Early relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia is not predictable by serial biochemical assays of terminal transferase activity in cells from peripheral blood.

@article{Barr1984EarlyRO,
  title={Early relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia is not predictable by serial biochemical assays of terminal transferase activity in cells from peripheral blood.},
  author={Ronald D Barr and Marijke Koekebakker and Prem S. Sarin},
  journal={Leukemia research},
  year={1984},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={351-4}
}
Serial samples of peripheral blood were collected from 37 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in remission. Activity of terminal transferase (TdT) was assayed by a biochemical technique. False positive results were obtained infrequently (approx. 1%), in contrast to experience with bone marrow analyses. However, early relapse of disease was not… CONTINUE READING