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Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia B016

Last amended 
29 June 2015
Current RMA Instruments:
Reasonable Hypothesis SOP
47 of 2014
Balance of Probabilities SOP48 of 2014
Changes from Previous Instruments:

SOP Bulletin 174

ICD Coding:
  • ICD-9-CM Codes: 205.1, 206.1, 208.1
  • ICD-10-AM Codes: C92.1

This is a malignant neoplasm of white blood cells.

Is specific diagnostic evidence required to apply the SOP?No.

Confirmation of the diagnosis is typically based on findings from bone marrow aspiration and biopsy and from genetic testing.  The relevant medical specialists are a haematologist and a pathologist.

Are there sub-factors that require specific information? – No.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
  • Chronic myelogenous leukaemia
  • Chronic granulocytic leukaemia
  • Chronic myeloblastic leukaemia
  • Chronic myelocytic leukaemia
Conditions excluded from SOP
  • Acute myeloid leukaemia, ICD codes 205.0, 206.0, 207.0, 207.2, 208.0
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, ICD codes 204.1,202.4
  • Chronic lymphoid leukaemia, ICD codes 204.1,202.4
  • Chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia, ICD codes 205.1
  • Myelodysplastic disorder, ICD code 238.70
Unconfirmed diagnosis

If, after applying the above information, you are unable to confirm the diagnosis, you should then seek medical officer advice about further investigation.