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MELANOMA PANEL (SMP)

Department: Molecular Diagnostics
Test Synonym(s): SMP, Snapshot Melanoma
CPT Codes: 81479, 81404, 81210
Methodology: Multiplex PCR/Multiplex base extension using the ABI SNaPshot methodology
Specimen: Paraffin embedded tissue block or Cytology specimen (preferred). Required tumor burden ≥15%, please include surgical pathology report.
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 yielf interpretable results and is dependent on the degree of fixation during processing. An alternate tissue specimen is suggested if available)
Days Performed: 2 - 3 times per week (days variable)
Times Performed: Batched
TAT: Test result: 10 - 12 days; Paraffin block return: < or equal to 20 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 Molecular Diagnostics requisition.



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