Pancreatobiliary FISH

Abbrev Code:ARMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Laboratory Miscellaneous Order
Synonyms:Biliary Tract Malignancy, Fish Only
Methodology:Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH)/Computer Assisted Analysis/Microscopy
CPT Codes: 88366 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 5-13 days.
Associated Links:

Patient History for Non-Gynecologic Cytopathology Testing

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Bile or pancreatic duct brushings, biliary stent, or fine needle aspirates of the pancreas
Container:ThinPrep UroCyte urine collection kit
Collection Instructions:Place specimen in Cytolyt or PreservCyt fixative vial. If the specimen is a brushing, submit the brush in the fixative. Specimen should be placed in fixative vial immediately after collection.
Causes for Rejection:Frozen specimens. Unfixed specimens not collected in Cytolyt or PreservCyt fixative. Specimens submitted in expired collection vials.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature or refrigerated temperature.
Stability:1 week at room temperature or refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2002528


Reference Range:By report.
Use:Detect aneuploidy for chromosomes 3, 7, and 17. Use in conjunction with current standard diagnostic procedures as an aid for diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

Click HERE to Report test errors or omissions.
*If no email program is associated with this computer, please contact:
[email protected] for TestID: 7018"