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LUNG PANEL (SLP)

Department: Molecular Diagnostics
Test Synonym(s): SLP, Snapshot Lung
CPT Codes: 81235, 81275, 81479, 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 slide)
Temperature: Room temperature
Stability: Indefinitely
Reasons for Rejection: Insufficient tumor in tissue. De-calcified tissue (May or may not yield interpretable results and is dependent on the degree of fixation during processing. An alternate tissue specimen is suggested in available.)
Days Performed: 2 - 3 days per week (days variable)
Times Performed: Batched
TAT: Test result:10 - 12 days; Paraffin block return: < or equal to 20 days


Significance: Analysis of 42 mutations in 9 genes to guide therapy
Special Instructions: Call the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at 615-343-8121 or Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Director at 615-343-9074 if additional assistance is needed regarding specimen requirements or submission.

Click here to print the Molecular Diagnostics requisition.







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