Colorectal Focused NGS Panel

Sunquest Code:COLFOCCoPath Code:COLFOC
Epic Code:LAB8058Epic Name:Colorectal Cancer Focused NGS Panel
Synonyms:Colorectal Cancer:BRAF, KRAS, NRAS, PIK3CA, PTEN
Methodology:Next generation sequencing
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)


Reference Range:See interpretive report.
Use:This panel is indicated in the assessment of colorectal carcinoma for appropriate therapy selection (including anti-EGFR therapy), prognostic stratification, and biologic correlation with pathogenesis of microsatellite instable (MSI) CRC. A separate NGS Fusion panel is available for order if detection of translocations (including NTRK) is clinically indicated. 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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