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Test ID: EGFRR    
Lung Cancer, EGFR with ALK Reflex, Tumor

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, EGFR and LCAF testing will always be ordered. The EGFR Gene, Mutation Analysis, 29 Mutation Panel, Tumor, will always be performed. All specimens without an EGFR mutation will be automatically reflexed to LCAF / ALK (2p23), Lung Cancer, FISH Tissue. Specimens with an identified EGFR mutation will result in cancellation of the LCAF test.

 

When this test is ordered, slide review will always be performed at an additional charge.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Pathology report must accompany specimen in order for testing to be performed.

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Tissue

Container/Tube: Tissue block

Collection Instructions: Submit a formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block.

 

Acceptable:

Specimen Type: Tissue

Container/Tube: Slides

Specimen Volume: 12 unstained, positively charged, unbaked slides or 2 hematoxylin and eosin-stained slides (will not be returned) and 10 unstained, positively charged, unbaked slides

Collection Instructions: Submit 12 unstained, positively charged, unbaked slides cut at 5-microns or 2 hematoxylin and eosin-stained slides and 10 unstained, positively charged, unbaked slides with 5-micron thick sections of the tumor tissue.

Forms

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block (preferred) or 2 slides stained with hematoxylin-and-eosin and 10 unstained, positively charged, unbaked slides with 5-micron thick sections of the tumor tissue.

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Tissue Specimens that have been decalcified (all methods); specimens that have not been formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesAmbient (preferred)
 Frozen 
 Refrigerated