Afirma Thyroid FNA Analysis

Abbrev Code:AFIRMA   
Order Code:LAB8020Order Name:Afirma Thyroid FNA Analysis
Synonyms:Afirma; Veracyte; Thyroid
Methodology:Gene expression classifier
CPT Codes: 81545 x
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 10-14 days.
Special Instructions:The Afirma Thyroid FNA Analysis can only be ordered for previous fine needle aspirates with a diagnosis of Atypia of Undetermined Significance (AUS) or Suspicious for Malignancy.
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Collection Instructions

Specimen:Thyroid fine needle aspirate pass in Afirma collection tube.
Container:Afirma Collection Tube

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at frozen temperature. Specimen is stable at room temperature for up to 48 hours, and refrigerated up to 5 days. Specimen will be frozen upon receipt in Cytology Lab.
Shipping Instructions:Send Afirma tube at room temperature with cytology case to the Cytology laboratory within 48 hours of collection. If specimen will not arrive in Cytology laboratory within 48 hours of collection, specimen must be stored refrigerated or frozen until transport to the Cytology laboratory.
Ship to Veracyte at frozen temperature.
Stability:48 hours at room temperature; 5 days refrigerated. Specimen will be frozen upon receipt at the Cytology laboratory.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Veracyte Inc)


Reference Range:See interpretive report.

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