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PIK3CA Mutation Analysis - Germline
Test Information: Indication for Study:

To distinguish germ line mutation from somatic mutation when a novel mutation(s) is identified.
Test Details
Test Code: 9037
Test Includes: Sequencing analysis of the region(s) containing the novel mutation(s) is performed in the forward and reverse directions in germ line cells

Special Notes: This test can only be performed if there is a previously identified novel mutation(s) identified in PIK3CA Mutation Analysis performed on tumor tissue (#9035). A laboratory report containing the novel mutation information. If the original novel mutation(s) was identified in another laboratory, this testing must be discussed with one of our genetic counselors prior to sending a specimen.

Technical Limitations:

This test is designed to distinguish germ line mutation from somatic mutation. The limit of the test is approximately 20 mutated cells in 100 total cells (20%).

Results of this test must always be interpreted in the context of relevant clinical and pathological data, and should not be used alone for a diagnosis of malignancy.

Useful Publications:
- KRAS, BRAF, PIK3CA, and PTEN Mutations: Implications for Targeted Therapies in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
- FGFR3, HRAS, KRAS, NRAS and PIK3CA Mutations in Bladder Cancer and Their Potential as Biomarkers for Surveillance and Therapy
Technical Information
Methodology: Sequencing analysis of the region(s) containing the novel mutation(s) is performed in the forward and reverse directions in germ line cells
Gene Name: PIK3CA
Protein Name: Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase, Catalytic, Alpha
Sample & Shipping Information
Test Requisition: Tumor Analysis
Specimen Type: Blood
Requirements: Draw blood in an EDTA (purple-top) tube(s) and send 3-5 cc (Adults/Children) and 3 cc (Infant<2yrs).
Shipping Conditions: Ship at ambient temperature (18-25C/64-77F) in an insulated container by overnight courier. Do not heat or freeze.

Turn Around Time: 14 days
Billing Information
List Price: *For Insurance or Institutional Prices, please call.
CPT Codes: 81479x1

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