Test Catalog

Test Id : MASF

Angiosarcoma, MYC (8q24) Amplification, FISH, Tissue

Useful For
Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Identifying MYC amplification to aid in the differentiation of cutaneous angiosarcomas from atypical vascular lesions after radiotherapy

 

An aid in the diagnosis of primary cutaneous angiosarcoma

Reflex Tests
Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test Id Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
_PBCT Probe, +2 No, (Bill Only) No
_PADD Probe, +1 No, (Bill Only) No
_PB02 Probe, +2 No, (Bill Only) No
_PB03 Probe, +3 No, (Bill Only) No
_IL25 Interphases, <25 No, (Bill Only) No
_I099 Interphases, 25-99 No, (Bill Only) No
_I300 Interphases, >=100 No, (Bill Only) No

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 consultation. If a pathology consult is requested, PATHC / Pathology Consultation should be ordered and the appropriate fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) test will be ordered and performed at an additional charge.

 

This test includes a charge for application of the first probe set (2 FISH probes) and professional interpretation of results.

 

Additional charges will be incurred for all reflex probes performed. Analysis charges will be incurred based on the number of cells analyzed per probe set. If no cells are available for analysis, no analysis charges will be incurred.

Method Name
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Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)

NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name
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MYC (8q24), Angiosarcoma, FISH, Ts

Aliases
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Post-Radiation Cutaneous Angiosarcoma

MYC

c-MYC

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 consultation. If a pathology consult is requested, PATHC / Pathology Consultation should be ordered and the appropriate fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) test will be ordered and performed at an additional charge.

 

This test includes a charge for application of the first probe set (2 FISH probes) and professional interpretation of results.

 

Additional charges will be incurred for all reflex probes performed. Analysis charges will be incurred based on the number of cells analyzed per probe set. If no cells are available for analysis, no analysis charges will be incurred.

Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Tissue

Shipping Instructions

Advise Express Mail or equivalent if not on courier service.

Necessary Information

1. A pathology report is required in order for testing to be performed. Acceptable pathology reports include working drafts, preliminary pathology or surgical pathology reports.

2. A reason for testing must be provided. If this information is not provided, an appropriate indication for testing may be entered by Mayo Clinic Laboratories.

ORDER QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Question ID Description Answers
CG896 Reason for Referral

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: Tissue

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: Four consecutive, unstained, 5 micron-thick sections placed on positively charged slides, and 1 hematoxylin and eosin-stained slide.

Forms

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

Two consecutive, unstained, 5 micron-thick sections placed on positively charged slides and 1 hematoxylin and eosin-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 Type Temperature Time Special Container
Tissue Ambient (preferred)
Refrigerated

Useful For
Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Identifying MYC amplification to aid in the differentiation of cutaneous angiosarcomas from atypical vascular lesions after radiotherapy

 

An aid in the diagnosis of primary cutaneous angiosarcoma

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 consultation. If a pathology consult is requested, PATHC / Pathology Consultation should be ordered and the appropriate fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) test will be ordered and performed at an additional charge.

 

This test includes a charge for application of the first probe set (2 FISH probes) and professional interpretation of results.

 

Additional charges will be incurred for all reflex probes performed. Analysis charges will be incurred based on the number of cells analyzed per probe set. If no cells are available for analysis, no analysis charges will be incurred.

Clinical Information
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Postradiation cutaneous angiosarcoma is a malignancy associated with very poor outcome and is consequently treated aggressively. Conversely, atypical vascular lesions are also associated with radiation therapy but are considered to be benign and do not require aggressive management. Therefore, the differentiation of these neoplasms is of considerable clinical importance. Postradiation cutaneous angiosarcomas are characterized by high-level amplification of MYC, whereas reactive and benign vascular lesions do not show amplification of MYC. Similar diagnostic difficulties arise in the setting of primary cutaneous vascular lesions. A subset of primary cutaneous angiosarcomas also shows high-level MYC amplification, which can be useful in the differentiation from benign primary cutaneous vascular lesions.

Reference Values
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

An interpretive report will be provided.

Interpretation
Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

The MYC locus is reported as amplified when the MYC:D8Z2 ratio of 2.0 or greater and demonstrates 6 or more copies of the MYC locus.

 

A lesion with a MYC:D8Z2 ratio less than 2.0 or showing a ratio of 2.0 or greater with less than 6 copies of MYC is considered to lack amplification of the MYC locus.

Cautions
Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances

This test is not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, and it is best used as an adjunct to existing clinical and pathologic information.

 

This test is only for the distinction of cutaneous angiosarcomas from benign cutaneous vascular lesions, particularly in the postradiation setting.

 

Fixatives other than formalin (eg, Prefer, Bouin) may not be successful for fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assays; however non-formalin-fixed samples will not be rejected.

 

Paraffin-embedded tissues that have been decalcified may not be successful for FISH analysis. FISH studies will be attempted if sufficient tumor is present for analysis. However, if no FISH signals are observed post-hybridization, the case will be released indicating a lack of FISH results.

Supportive Data

The probe set was independently validated in a blinded study on 23 paraffin-embedded primary and post radiation angiosarcoma tissue samples and 25 noncancerous control specimens. The normal controls were used to generate the normal cutoffs. MYC amplification was detected in 4 (17.4%) of the angiosarcomas and the incidence is consistent with published reports.

Clinical Reference
Recommendations for in-depth reading of a clinical nature

1. Mentzel T, Schildhaus H, Palmedo G, et al: Postradiation cutaneous angiosarcoma after treatment of breast carcinoma is characterized by MYC amplification in contrast to atypical vascular lesions after radiotherapy and control cases: clinicopathological, immunohistochemical and molecular analysis of 66 cases. Mod Pathol. 2012;25:75-85

2. Manner J, Radlwimmer B, Hohenberger P, et al: MYC high level gene amplification is a distinctive feature of angiosarcomas after irradiation or chronic lymphedema. Am J Pathol. 2010;176(1):34-39

Method Description
Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The test is performed using a commercially available probe set for MYC and the centromere region of chromosome 8 (D8Z2). Paraffin-embedded tissues are cut at 5 microns and mounted on positively charged glass slides. The selection of tissue and the identification of target areas on the hematoxylin and eosin (H and E)-stained slide are performed by a pathologist. Using the H and E-stained slide as a reference, target areas are etched with a diamond-tipped etcher on the back of the unstained slide to be assayed. The probe set is hybridized to the appropriate target areas and 2 technologists each analyze 30 interphase nuclei (60 total) per probe set with the results expressed as a ratio of MYC:D8Z2 signals.(Unpublished Mayo method)

PDF Report
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No

Day(s) Performed
Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Friday

Report Available
The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

7 to 10 days

Specimen Retention Time
Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

Slides and H and E used for analysis are retained by the laboratory in accordance to CAP and NYS requirements. Client provided paraffin blocks and extra unstained slides (if provided) will be returned after testing is complete.

Performing Laboratory Location
Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester

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Test Classification
Provides information regarding the medical device classification for laboratory test kits and reagents. Tests may be classified as cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used per manufacturer instructions, or as products that do not undergo full FDA review and approval, and are then labeled as an Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) product.

This test was developed using an analyte specific reagent. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.

CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

88271x2, 88291-DNA probe, each (first probe set), Interpretation and report

88271x2-DNA probe, each; each additional probe set (if appropriate)

88271x1-DNA probe, each; coverage for sets containing 3 probes (if appropriate)

88271x2-DNA probe, each; coverage for sets containing 4 probes (if appropriate)

88271x3-DNA probe, each; coverage for sets containing 5 probes (if appropriate)

88274 w/modifier 52-Interphase in situ hybridization, <25 cells, each probe set (if appropriate)

88274-Interphase in situ hybridization, 25 to 99 cells, each probe set (if appropriate)                                            

88275-Interphase in situ hybridization, 100 to 300 cells, each probe set (if appropriate)

LOINC® Information
Provides guidance in determining the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) values for the order and results codes of this test. LOINC values are provided by the performing laboratory.

Test Id Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
MASF MYC (8q24), Angiosarcoma, FISH, Ts In Process
Result Id Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Applies only to results expressed in units of measure originally reported by the performing laboratory. These values do not apply to results that are converted to other units of measure.
54606 Result Summary 50397-9
54609 Interpretation 69965-2
54608 Result 62356-1
CG896 Reason for Referral 42349-1
54610 Specimen 31208-2
54611 Source 31208-2
54612 Tissue ID 80398-1
54613 Method 85069-3
54614 Released By 18771-6
55126 Additional Information 48767-8
53818 Disclaimer 62364-5

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Sample Reports
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SI Sample Reports
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