3 - 5 days
Confirmation/identification of cancer-related alterations (for lung and brain cancer)
There will be an additional charge for processing paraffin block samples or for samples that require culture.
This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined, by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)
Information on collection, storage, and volume
Three slides of 4- or 5-micron FFPE sections with tumor. Blood or paraffin block (acceptable at an additional charge).
Three slides of 4- or 5-micron thick with tumor or 10 mL blood (adult), 5 mL blood (pediatric)
Two slides of 4- or 5-micron thick with tumor or 5 mL blood (adult), 1 mL blood (pediatric)
Green-top (sodium heparin) tube; pediatric Vacutainer® is optimal
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Broken or dirty slides; excessive cellular debris or stained slides; decalcified bone cores; frozen specimen; no tumor submitted
Transport to the testing lab at room temperature; use a cool pack or LabCorp transport kit. Do not allow sample to freeze.
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