Hereditary Cancer Testing to Ambry - LG6795

Sunquest Code:LSMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Synonyms:CancerNext; CancerNext Expanded; CustomNext Cancer; BreastNext; ProstateNext; ColoNext; BRCAplus; Cancer Custom
Methodology:Next generation sequencing
Test Includes:Provider choose specific panel/genes.
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 14-21 days.
Special Instructions:A signed informed consent in the patient's medical record is required; the consent should not be sent to the laboratory. The link to the Genetic Testing Consent Form is provided as a convenience for the providers and genetic counselors. See Associated Links.
A complete and signed Ambry Genetics requisition form as well as a copy of the patient's insurance information must accompany each specimen. See Associated Links.
Associated Links:

Genetic Testing Consent Form, Ambry Test Requisition

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:10 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:5 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) (Yellow (ACD, Solution A) tube available from laboratory)
Causes for Rejection:Frozen specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature to arrive within 72 hours of collection. Alternatively ship at refrigerated temperature to arrive within 7 days of collection. Samples are not received on holidays. Include a signed requisition form and patient insurance information with the sample.
Stability:72 hours at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Ambry Genetics)
Referral Lab number:See Ambry Test Req for specific panel number


Reference Range:No mutation detected.
Limitations:Transfusion patients: Wait at least 2 weeks after a packed cell.platelet transfusion, and at least 4 weeks after a whole blood transfusion prior to blood draw for testing.
Chemotherapy patients: DNA quality may be affected if patient has received chemotherapy within the last 120 days. Clients will be contacted to provide additional specimen if DNA quality is insufficient.
Use:Analysis of a specific genes or gene panel that identifies inherited risks to diagnose, treat and manage patient's cancer risks.

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