Melanoma Panel


  CoPath Code:NGSO
Epic Code:LAB6497Epic Name:Next Generation Sequencing Oncology
Methodology:Next generation sequencing and FISH testing
CPT Code:81445, G0452
Test Includes:Next generation sequencing of BRAF, KIT, HRAS,NRAS and PDGFRA genes.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 10-14 days.
Special Instructions:Refer to requisition form for all available tests. (See Associated Links). Non-Epic sites print out requisition(s) and check gene(s) or panel requested. Order testing in EPIC as melanoma panel. Fixed samples: Include block number for testing.
Associated Links:

MDL Oncology Tumor Marker Request Form



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Fixed tissue (preferred); fresh tissue
Optimal Volume:Fixed tissue: 5 unstained slides (10 microns thick) and 1 H&E slide (10 microns thick) fixed tissue. Fresh tissue: 5 mm x 5 mm x 5 mm.
Minimum\Peds Volume:Fixed tissue: 4 unstained slides (10 microns thick) and 1 H&E slide (10 microns thick) fixed tissue. Fresh tissue: 3 mm x 3 mm x 3 mm.
Causes for Rejection:Decalcified tissue.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Molecular Diagnostics  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:See interpretive report.


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