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Test Code MISC2MAYOTERT TERT Promoter Analysis, Tumor


Advisory Information


 



Necessary Information


Pathology report (final or preliminary) at minimum containing the following information must accompany specimen in order for testing to be performed:

1. Patient name

2. Block number-must be on all blocks, slides and paperwork (can be handwritten on the paperwork)

3. Tissue collection date

4. Source of the tissue



Specimen Required


This assay requires at least 20% tumor nuclei.

-Preferred amount of tumor area with sufficient percent tumor nuclei: tissue144 mm(2)

-Minimum amount of tumor area: tissue 36 mm(2).

-These amounts are cumulative over up to 10 unstained slides and must have adequate percent tumor nuclei.

-Tissue fixation: 10% neutral buffered formalin, not decalcified

-For specimen preparation guidance, see Tissue Requirement for Solid Tumor Next-Generation Sequencing in Special Instructions. In this document, the sizes are given as 4mm x 4mm x 10 slides as preferred: approximate/equivalent to 144 mm(2) and the minimum as 3mm x 1mm x 10 slides: approximate/equivalent to 36mm(2).

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Tissue block

Collection Instructions: Submit a formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block with acceptable amount of tumor tissue.

 

Acceptable:

Specimen Type: Tissue slide

Slides: 1 stained and 10 unstained

Collection Instructions: Submit 1 slide stained with hematoxylin and eosin and 10 unstained, nonbaked slides with 5-micron thick sections of the tumor tissue.

Note: The total amount of required tumor nuclei can be obtained by scraping up to 10 slides from the same block.

Specimen Type: Cytology slide (direct smears or ThinPrep)

Slides: 1 to 3 slides

Collection Instructions: Submit 1 to 3 slides stained and cover slipped with a preferred total of 5000 nucleated cells or a minimum of at least 3000 nucleated cells.

Note: Glass coverslips are preferred; plastic coverslips are acceptable but will result in longer turnaround times.

Additional Information: Cytology slides will not be returned.


Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send an Oncology Test Request (T729) with the specimen.

Secondary ID

65415

Useful For

Assisting in central nervous system tumor classification

 

This test is not useful for hematological malignancies.

Additional Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
SLIRV Slide Review in MG No, (Bill Only) Yes

Testing Algorithm

When this test is ordered, slide review will always be performed at an additional charge.

Method Name

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-Based Next-Generation Sequencing

Reporting Name

TERT Promoter Analysis, Tumor

Specimen Type

Varies

Specimen Minimum Volume

See Specimen Required

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Ambient (preferred)
  Frozen 
  Refrigerated 

Reject Due To

Other Specimens that have been decalcified (all methods) Specimens that have not been formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded

Reference Values

An interpretative report will be provided.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; Varies

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

81345

88381

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
TERT TERT Promoter Analysis, Tumor In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
92389 Result Summary 50397-9
92390 Result 82939-0
92391 Interpretation 69047-9
92392 Additional Information 48767-8
92393 Specimen 31208-2
92394 Source 31208-2
92395 Tissue ID 80398-1
92396 Released By 18771-6