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Test ID: SLL    
Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma, FISH, Tissue

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

This test does not include a pathology consult. If a pathology consult is requested, PATHC / Pathology Consultation should be ordered and the appropriate FISH test will be ordered and performed at an additional charge.

 

Mayo Hematopathology Consultants are involved in both the pre-analytic (tissue adequacy and probe selection, when applicable) and post-analytic (interpretation of FISH results in context of specific case, when applicable) phases.

 

A charge and CPT code is applied for each probe set hybridized, analyzed, and reported.

 

If the patient is being tracked for known abnormalities, indicate which probes should be used.

 

Panel includes testing for the following abnormalities using the probes listed:

6q-, D6Z1/MYB

11q-, D11Z1/ATM

+12, D12Z3/MDM2

13q-, D13S319/LAMP1

17p-, TP53/D17Z1

t(11;14), CCND1/IGH

 

When an IGH rearrangement is identified, reflex testing will be performed to identify the translocation partner. Probes include identification of t(14;18)(q32;q21) IGH/BCL2 and t(14;19)(q32;q13) IGH/BCL3.

 

This assay detects chromosome abnormalities observed in paraffin-embedded tissue samples from patients with small lymphocytic lymphoma. For testing blood and bone marrow of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, order CLLF / Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), FISH.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Tissue

Advisory Information

This test is not appropriate for testing blood and bone marrow from patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, order CLLF / Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), FISH.

Shipping Instructions

Advise Express Mail or equivalent if not on courier service.

Necessary Information

A reason for referral and pathology report are required in order for testing to be performed. Send information with specimen. Acceptable pathology reports include working drafts, preliminary pathology or surgical pathology reports.

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

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Lymph node

Preferred: Tissue block

Collection Instructions: Submit a formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue block. Blocks prepared with alternative fixation methods may be acceptable; provide fixation method used.

 

Acceptable: Slides

Collection Instructions: For each probe set ordered, 2 consecutive, unstained, 5 micron-thick sections placed on positively charged slides, and 1 hematoxylin and eosin-stained slide.

 

Specimen Type: Solid tumor

Preferred: Tissue block

Collection Instructions: Submit a formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue block. Blocks prepared with alternative fixation methods may be acceptable; provide fixation method used.

 

Acceptable: Slides

Collection Instructions: For each probe set ordered, 2 consecutive, unstained, 5 micron-thick sections placed on positively charged slides, and 1 hematoxylin and eosin-stained slide.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Hematopathology/Cytogenetics Test Request (T726) with the specimen.

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

For each probe set ordered, 2 consecutive, unstained, 5 micron-thick sections placed on positively charged slides and 1 hematoxylin and eosin stained-stained slide.

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

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

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
TissueAmbient (preferred)
 Refrigerated