Oncology Single Gene NGS, Blood or Bone Marrow

Sunquest Code:NGSNP  
Epic Code:LAB8152Epic Name:Oncology Single Gene NGS Blood BM
Methodology:Next generation sequencing
Turnaround Time:Testing is performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 10-14 days.
Special Instructions:The gene(s) should be indicated in the EPIC order.
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.
Bone Marrow Transplant Patients: If a patient is the recipient of an allogeneic transplant, this test must be done on a pre-transplant sample. Contact the Molecular Diagnostics lab to see if a pre-transplant sample is available.
Associated Links:

NGS Genetic Testing Consent Form

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood or Bone Marrow
Optimal Volume:10 mL blood; 3 mL bone marrow
Minimum\Peds Volume: 3 mL blood; 1 mL bone marrow
Container:Yellow (ACD, Solution A) tube available from laboratory (Purple (EDTA))
Collection Instructions:Bone marrow clot acceptable for testing.
Causes for Rejection:Whole blood: Frozen or clotted specimens, incorrect anticoagulant, specimen more than 5 days old. All testing will be cancelled if engraftment testing is 100% donor engrafted in consultation with clinician.
Shared blood or bone marrow samples will not be accepted unless sent to Molecular first. Contamination will occur on automated hematology analyzers. The diagnostic sample for hematology panels (not including MPN) requires at least 20% blasts to perform testing.
Follow-up samples for the hematology panels will be tested for all gene(s) positive in the diagnostic sample and FLT3. Ay genes testing negative in the diagnostic sample will be cancelled.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:Whole blood or bone marrow samples are stable for 5 days at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Molecular Diagnostics  (UMMC-East Bank)


Reference Range:By report.
Use:The testing is used to identify inherited risks for cancers in patients with a clinical presentation and/or family history strongly suggestive of an hereditary cancer pre-disposition. The testing is typically performed through a genetic counselor and many insurance companies require documentation of genetic counseling in order for the testing to be covered.

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