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Houston, Texas

Genetic Laboratory
Baylor Genetics Laboratories
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Microsatellite Instability (MSI), HNPCC/Lynch Syndrome, by PCR
Test Information: First-line screening test for Lynch syndrome. Directs additional molecular diagnostic testing for Lynch syndrome.
Test Details
Test Code: 9150
Special Notes: Tumor AND normal epithelial tissue are required for testing.

Samples will be sent to ARUP Laboratories.
Technical Information
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction/Fragment Analysis
Sample & Shipping Information
Test Requisition: Tumor Analysis
Specimen Type: FFPE - Slide(s)
Requirements: 10 unstained 5um FFPE slides (5 tumor and 5 normal epithelial). (Min: 3 tumor tissue and 3 normal epithelial tissue slides). Protect from excessive heat. Please include a copy of corresponding surgical pathology report.

Shipping Conditions: Ship at ambient temperature (18-25C/64-77F) or refrigerated temperature in an insulated container by overnight courier. Ship in cooled container during summer months. Do not heat or freeze.

Unacceptable Conditions: Specimens fixed/processed in alternative fixatives (alcohol, Prefer). Frozen specimens. Decalcified specimens. Less than 25 percent tumor or less than 50 percent normal epithelial tissue.

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

Specimen Type: FFPE - Tumor Tissue
Requirements: Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tissue, both tumor and normal epithelial blocks. Protect from excessive heat. Please include a copy of corresponding surgical pathology report.

Shipping Conditions: Ship at ambient temperature (18-25C/64-77F) or refrigerated temperature in an insulated container by overnight courier. Ship in cooled container during summer months. Do not heat or freeze.

Unacceptable Conditions: Specimens fixed/processed in alternative fixatives (alcohol, Prefer). Frozen specimens. Decalcified specimens. Less than 25 percent tumor or less than 50 percent normal epithelial tissue.

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

Turn Around Time: 10-14 days
Billing Information
List Price: *For Insurance or Institutional Prices, please call.
CPT Codes: 81301x1


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