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Houston, Texas

Genetic Laboratory
Baylor Genetics Laboratories
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KIT Mutations, Melanoma
Test Information: Predicts response to tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy. Detects activating mutations in KIT and PDGFRA.
Test Details
Test Code: 9103
Special Notes: Samples received will be tested by ARUP.
Technical Information
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction/Sequencing of exons 9, 11, 13, and 17 of the KIT gene and exons 12, 14, 18 of the PDGFRA gene
Gene Name: KIT and PDGFRA
Protein Name: KIT: v-kit Hardy-Zuckerman 4 feline sarcoma viral oncogene homolog
PDGFRA: platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha
Sample & Shipping Information
Test Requisition: Tumor Analysis
Specimen Type: FFPE - Slide(s)
Requirements: 5 unstained 5um FFPE slides (Min: 4 slides) containing adequate amounts of tumor to be analyzed. Please include a copy of corresponding surgical pathology report.

Shipping Conditions: Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months.

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

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

Specimen Type: FFPE - Tumor Block
Requirements: Paraffin-embedded, formalin-fixed (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) tissue block containing adequate amounts of tumor to be analyzed. Please include a copy of corresponding surgical pathology report.

Shipping Conditions: Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months.

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

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: 88381 x 1, 81272 x 1, 81314 x 1


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