Minagene’s NGS-based Imatinib Resistance Mutation Analysis is a specialized genetic test designed to identify specific mutations associated with resistance to Imatinib therapy in patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). By employing next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology and targeted gene panels, this analysis provides valuable insights into the genetic mechanisms underlying treatment resistance. The test aims to guide treatment decisions, optimize therapeutic strategies, and improve patient outcomes in CML management.


The Imatinib Resistance Mutation Analysis utilizes NGS technology to comprehensively screen relevant genes associated with Imatinib resistance in CML. Through targeted sequencing, specific mutations known to confer resistance to Imatinib are identified. The assay covers a panel of key genes involved in Imatinib response, allowing for the detection of known resistance mutations and novel variants that may impact treatment efficacy.

Key Highlights of the Test:

-Detection of Resistance Mutations: The Imatinib Resistance Mutation Analysis specifically focuses on identifying mutations known to confer resistance to Imatinib therapy. By detecting these mutations, physicians can gain valuable insights into potential treatment challenges and explore alternative therapeutic options for patients with CML.

-Personalized Treatment Decisions: The analysis provides crucial information to guide personalized treatment decisions for patients who exhibit resistance or suboptimal response to Imatinib. By understanding the specific resistance mutations present in an individual patient, physicians can tailor treatment strategies and select alternative tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) or combination therapies for improved disease control.

-Early Detection of Resistance: The test enables early detection of resistance mutations, allowing for timely intervention and adjustments in treatment regimens. By identifying resistance mechanisms at an early stage, physicians can proactively address challenges and optimize therapeutic approaches to prevent disease progression.

-Comprehensive Gene Coverage: The Imatinib Resistance Mutation Analysis covers a panel of genes associated with Imatinib response and resistance, ensuring a comprehensive evaluation of potential resistance mechanisms. This comprehensive gene coverage enhances the accuracy and reliability of the analysis, providing a deeper understanding of the genetic landscape of resistance in CML.

-Suboptimal Response to Imatinib: The Imatinib Resistance Mutation Analysis should be considered when patients with CML exhibit suboptimal response or treatment failure with Imatinib therapy. The test helps identify specific resistance mutations that may be responsible for the inadequate treatment response, guiding the selection of alternative therapies.

-Treatment Failure and Disease Progression: In cases of treatment failure or disease progression despite Imatinib therapy, the analysis can help elucidate the underlying genetic mechanisms driving resistance. This information is invaluable for determining appropriate therapeutic interventions and optimizing treatment strategies.

-Early Intervention: The test can be utilized proactively in patients at high risk of developing resistance to Imatinib. Early detection of resistance mutations allows for timely intervention and adjustment of treatment regimens to prevent disease progression and improve patient outcomes.

-Treatment Optimization: The Imatinib Resistance Mutation Analysis aids in optimizing treatment strategies by identifying alternative TKIs or combination therapies that may be more effective in overcoming specific resistance mutations. This personalized approach enhances treatment response and long-term disease control.