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Baylor Genetics Laboratories
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EGFR Mutation Detection by Pyrosequencing
Test Information: Predicts response to tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy.
Test Details
Test Code: 9030
Special Notes: This test detects mutations in EGFR exons 18, 19, 20 and 21.

Samples received will be tested by ARUP.
Technical Information
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction/Pyrosequencing
Gene Name: EGFR
Protein Name: Epidermal growth factor receptor
Sample & Shipping Information
Test Requisition: Tumor Analysis
Specimen Type: FFPE - Slide(s)
Requirements: 5 unstained 5um FFPE slides (Min: 3 slides) containing adequate amounts of tumor to be analyzed. Please include a copy of corresponding surgical pathology report. A Fine Needle Aspirate (FNA) smear may also be submitted. Prepare FNA smear with Diff-Quik or equivalent stain by standard methods (air-dried slides are preferred). Number of slides needed is dependent on the tumor cellularity of the smear. (Min: 1 slide). Slide(s) will be destroyed during testing process and will not be returned to client.
Shipping Conditions: Ship at ambient temperature (18-25C/64-77F). Also acceptable: Refrigerated. Protect paraffin tissue from excessive heat. Ship in cooled container during summer months.

Unacceptable Conditions: Less than 25 percent tumor. Specimens fixed/processed in alternative fixatives (alcohol, Prefer) or heavy metal fixatives. Decalcified specimens. FNA smears with less than 50 tumor cells.

Stability: Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable

Specimen Type: FFPE - Tumor Block
Requirements: Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tissue. Please include a copy of corresponding surgical pathology report. Tissue block will be returned after testing.
Shipping Conditions: Ship at ambient temperature (18-25C/64-77F). Also acceptable: Refrigerated. Protect paraffin tissue from excessive heat. Ship in cooled container during summer months.

Unacceptable Conditions: Less than 25 percent tumor. Specimens fixed/processed in alternative fixatives (alcohol, Prefer) or heavy metal fixatives. Decalcified specimens. FNA smears with less than 50 tumor cells.

Stability: Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable

Turn Around Time: 10 - 12 days
Billing Information
List Price: *For Insurance or Institutional Prices, please call.
CPT Codes: 81235x1


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