MELANOMA PANEL (SMP)
: Molecular Diagnostics
: SMP, Snapshot Melanoma
: 81479, 81404, 81210
: Multiplex PCR/Multiplex base extension using the ABI SNaPshot methodology
: Paraffin embedded tissue block or Cytology specimen (preferred). Required tumor burden ≥15%, please include surgical pathology report.
: 5 unstained 10 micron slides or 10 unstained 5 micron slides (2 sections per slides)
: Room temperature
Reasons for Rejection
: Insufficient tumor in tissue. Decalcified tissue (May or may not yielf interpretable results and is dependent on the degree of fixation during processing. An alternate tissue specimen is suggested if available)
: 2 - 3 times per week (days variable)
: Test result: 10 - 12 days; Paraffin block return: < or equal to 20 days
: Analysis for 43 mutations in 6 genes in tumor tissue
: Call the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at 615-343-8121 if additional assistance is needed regarding specimen requirements or submission. Click here to print the Molecular Diagnostics requisition.
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