Her 2 neu FISH


Sunquest Code:HER2CGCoPath Code:HER2
Epic Code:LAB4671Epic Name:Her 2 neu FISH
Sunquest Code (non-Epic sites):HER2CG  
Synonyms:HER-2/neu; ERBB2; Her2 neu
Methodology:Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH). HER2 probe set.
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Turnaround Time:Processed Mon-Sat; results are reported 1 to 4 days from receipt of slides.
Special Instructions:Must received test request form. Request form must include:
  • Date and time of specimen collection
  • Attending physician and ordering pathologist
  • Diagnosis
  • Clinical status
  • Specimen type/source
  • Amount of time tissue was in formalin (<6 hours, 6-72 hours or >72 hours).


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Paraffin embedded tissue, 1 H&E, and 3 unstained recuts on positively charged slides.
Collection Instructions:Microscope slide (positively charged). Slides should contain two patient identifiers. Must have patient name and one of the following identifiers: date of birth, medical record number, pathology number.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature. Do not process.
  • Specimens must be received in the Cytogenetics Laboratory Mon-Fri by 5:30 pm, Weekends and Holidays by 4:30 pm.
  • Specimens received on Friday will be reported on Monday unless additional reflex testing is needed.
  • Specimens received after these cutoffs will be process on the next HER2 run.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. For optimal testing results the specimen must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Cytogenetics  (UMMC-East Bank)


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