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Houston, Texas

Genetic Laboratory
Baylor Genetics Laboratories
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PIK3CA Mutation Detection
Test Information: Predicts response to anti-EGFR and AKT/mTOR pathway therapies in a variety of malignancies (eg, colorectal, ovarian, and breast cancer).

Detects activating PIK3CA mutations in exons 9 and 20.
Test Details
Test Code: 9035
Special Notes: Samples received will be tested by ARUP.
Technical Information
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction/Pyrosequencing
Gene Name: PIK3CA
Protein Name: Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase, Catalytic, Alpha
Sample & Shipping Information
Test Requisition: Tumor Analysis
Specimen Type: FFPE - Slide(s)
Requirements: 5 unstained 5um FFPE slides containing adequate amounts of tumor to be analyzed with areas of tumor marked. Please include a copy of corresponding surgical pathology report.

Shipping Conditions: Ship at ambient temperature (18-25°C/64-77°F) or refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months.

Unacceptable Conditions: No tumor in tissue. Specimens fixed/processed in alternative fixatives (alcohol, PreferŪ) or heavy metal fixatives (B-4 or B-5). Decalcified specimens.

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 (18-25°C/64-77°F) or refrigerated. Protect paraffin tissue from excessive heat. Ship in cooled container during summer months.

Unacceptable Conditions: No tumor in tissue. Specimens fixed/processed in alternative fixatives (alcohol, PreferŪ) or heavy metal fixatives (B-4 or B-5). Decalcified specimens.

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

Turn Around Time: 12-14 days
Billing Information
List Price: *For Insurance or Institutional Prices, please call.
CPT Codes: 81404 x1


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