Uveal Melanoma Prognostic Test

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Test Details

Test Includes

Copy number testing (using MLPA) on chromosomes 1p, 3, 6, and 8 to detect monosomy, disomy, and trisomy; microsatellite analysis (MSA) on chromosome 3 to detect loss of a chromosome copy and isodisomy; sequencing GNAQ and GNA11 to detect frequently occurring mutations in UM tumor for confirmation of tumor sampling.


Genetic testing of eye tumor tissue to determine whether the original eye tumor has a high risk of metastasis


This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined, by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA); microsatellite analysis; sequencing

Specimen Requirements


Whole blood or buccal swab and tumor biopsy (FNAB or other)


8.5 mL whole blood

Minimum Volume

4 mL whole blood


Yellow-top (ACD) tube or lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Collection kits for buccal swabs and tumors should be ordered directly from Impact Genetics.


Whole blood samples must be received at Impact Genetics within five days of collection. Do not freeze.

Storage Instructions

Room temperature. Whole blood is stable at room temperature for five days. Buccal swab and tumor in Impact Genetics collection kit is stable for 21 days.

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

This test is performed at Impact Genetics, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Please direct any questions regarding this test to Impact Genetics at 877-624-9769.


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Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
480344 Uveal Melanoma Rates 233907 Routing 41103-3
Reflex Table for Routing
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 480628 Copy # Chr 1p, 3, 6, 8 480628 Copy # Chr 1p, 3, 6, 8 N/A
Reflex Table for Routing
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 480425 Microsatellite Chr 3 480425 Microsatellite Chr 3 N/A
Reflex Table for Routing
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 480577 Reflex - sequencing of GNA11 480577 Reflex - sequencing of GNA11 N/A
Reflex Table for Routing
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 480575 Reflex - sequencing GNAQ 480575 Reflex - sequencing GNAQ N/A

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