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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.
4 - 6 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue
Five slides (4‐ to 5‐micron thick sections)
Two slides (4‐ to 5‐micron thick sections)
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
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
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||51967-8|
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