Melanoma Focused NGS Panel


Sunquest Code:MELFOCCoPath Code:MELFOC
Epic Code:LAB8061Epic Name:Melanoma Focused NGS Panel
Synonyms:Melanoma Cancer
Methodology:Next generation sequencing
Test Includes:Select regions of BRAF, KIT, NRAS, GNA11, GNAQ, MAP2K1, PDGFRA.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported in 10-14 days.
Special Instructions:Fixed samples: Include block number for testing.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Fixed tissue slides; paraffin block
Optimal Volume:5 unstained slides (10 microns thick) and 1 H&E slide (10 microns thick) fixed tissue.
Minimum\Peds Volume:5 unstained slides (10 microns thick) and 1 H&E slide (10 microns thick) fixed tissue.
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Causes for Rejection:Tissue: Decalcified tissue; fixatives other than formalin used. Samples containing less than 10% tumor will not be tested.


Processing and Shipping

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


Interpretive

Reference Range:See interpretive report.
Use:This panel is indicated in the evaluation of melanoma to identify actionable mutations that guide targeted therapy selection and disease management. If the focused panel is negative, reflex to a larger expanded gene panel is available if clinically indicated. Please contact the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at 612-273-8445 for more information.


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