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Test Name:ALK FISH (Lung Cancer) Morphometric
Test Number:Pathology Add-On Request
Collect:Tumor specimen
Container:Tumor specimen in paraffin block
Processing:Submit entire block
Alternate Names:Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Performing Lab:AHL - Cytogenetics; Z
Days Set Up:Tu
Expected TAT:10 days
Ref. Ranges:Positive or Negative for ALK rearrangement, or Uninformative
Processing Details:
FDA approved, quantitative morphometric FISH analysis

Document time in fixation – specimen should be fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin for 6-72 hrs.
Specimens should be immersed in formalin within 1 hr of procedure.
Specimens fixed by other means, such as B+, will not be accepted.

Test Ordering For Excellian Users:
Excellian orders must come through Pathology
Method:Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)
CPT Codes:Bill code: ALKP

Supply Connection:Pathology Add-On Request
Date Created:06/27/2013
Revised Date:06/15/2015