Oncotype DX Prostate Cancer Assay

Abbrev Code:ONCPRO   
Order Code:LAB6608Order Name:Oncotype DX Prostate Cancer Assay
Methodology:Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 14 days.
Special Instructions:A pathology report MUST accompany specimen in order for testing to be performed.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:FFPE Tissue Block

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Material to Send:
  • One formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue block


  • Eight serially sectioned unstained slides cut at 5 micons thick. Allow slides to air dry and do not place coverslips on the unstained slides.
Shipping Instructions:Ship blocks with the frozen gel pack provided in the submission kit. A copy of the pathology report must be included.
Performed by: Genomic Health, Inc, Phone#: 887-662-6897
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Genomic Health)


Use:Oncotype DX Prostate Cancer Assay gives an individualized result called a Genomic Prostate Score (GPS) that can predict the aggressiveness of the tumor.

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