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SNAPSHOT MELANOMA PANEL (SMP)

Department: Molecular Diagnostics
Test Synonym(s): SMP, Snapshot Melanoma
CPT Codes: 81479, 81210, 81272, 81311
Methodology: Multiplex PCR/Multiplex base extension using the ABI SNaPshot methodology; Laboratory Developed Test
Specimen: Paraffin embedded tissue: block, 5-10 unstained slides or 5 curls (NOTE: slides and curls 10micron thick with accompanying before and after cut H&E slides)
Alternate Specimen: 5 unstained 10 micron slides or 10 unstained 5 micron slides (2 sections per slides)
Temperature: Room temperature
Stability: Indefinitely
Reasons for Rejection: Insufficient tumor in tissue; Decalcified tissue - (May or may not yield interpretable results and is dependent on the degree of fixation during processing. An alternate tissue specimen is suggested if available.)
Days Performed: Once a week - variable days
Times Performed: Batched
TAT: 12 days
Significance: Analysis for 43 mutations in 6 genes in tumor tissue
Special Instructions: Call the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at 615-343-8121 if additional assistance is needed regarding specimen requirements or submission.
Click here to print the Cancer Mutation requisition.


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