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BRAF (V600E) (V6A)

Department: Molecular Diagnostics
Test Synonym(s): V6A, BRAF, V600E
CPT Codes: 81210
Methodology: Allele Specific Detection of mutation V600E by PCR and evaluated by capillary electrophoresis
Specimen: Paraffin embedded tissue: block, 5-10 unstained slides or 5 curls (NOTE: slides and curls 10ým thick with accompanying before and after cut H & E slides)
Temperature: Room temperature
Stability: Paraffin block: indefinitely
Reasons for Rejection: Decalcification (paraffin embedded tissue). Client will be notified by Molecular Diagnostics Lab if specimen is rejected.
Days Performed: Once a week - variable days
Times Performed: Batched
TAT: 5 - 7 days
Significance: DNA Analysis of Mutation V600E (allele specific PCR)
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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