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ALK FISH, Non−Small-cell Lung Cancer

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  • Oncology FISH

Special Instructions

Pertinent clinical diagnosis, including the pathology report documenting pulmonary origin, should be included with the specimen. Additional charges will be applied for the embedding process if formalin-fixed tissue is submitted.

Expected Turnaround Time

4 - 6 days

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Specimen Requirements


Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue


Five slides (4‐ to 5‐micron thick sections)

Minimum Volume

Two slides (4‐ to 5‐micron thick sections)


Paraffin block

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Causes for Rejection

Improper embedded prep; poor fixation <6 hours and >72 hours; decalcified bones or bone core; broken or dirty slides; absence of tumor or quantity not sufficient for analysis

Test Details


Confirmation/identification of non−small-cell lung cancer. This is an FDA-approved test for the identification of NSCLC patients who may be eligible for treatment.


Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue (4-micron to 5-micron sections); H&E for pathology review


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
510950 ALK FISH, Lung, Non-Small Cell 510510 Specimen Type 31208-2
510950 ALK FISH, Lung, Non-Small Cell 510511 Cells Counted 62361-1
510950 ALK FISH, Lung, Non-Small Cell 510512 Cells Analyzed 62360-3
510950 ALK FISH, Lung, Non-Small Cell 510948 FISH Result 48674-6
510950 ALK FISH, Lung, Non-Small Cell 510529 Interpretation 62365-2
510950 ALK FISH, Lung, Non-Small Cell 510949 Director Review: 48672-0
510950 ALK FISH, Lung, Non-Small Cell 512123 PDF 51967-8

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