FUS Rearrangement, FISH, 16p11

FUS Rearrangement, FISH, 16p11
WSLH Department: Cytogenetics
WSLH Test Code:882F95
CPT Code:88271x2, 88275
Price:For pricing information, please call 608-262-0402.
Includes:FISH analysis of 200 cells for rearrangement of the FUS gene
Methodology:Fluorescence in situ hybridization performed on interphase nuclei using a break-apart DNA probe (Vysis LSI FUS dual color, break-apart rearrangement; Abbott Molecular) specific for the FUS gene in 16p11. This probe is designed to detect rearrangements of the FUS gene including translocations and deletions. Translocation partner chromosomes cannot be determined by this test.
Availability:Monday-Friday 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM, Saturday 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Turn-around Time:Approximately 4-7 days with an average of 6 days. (Reports are issued Monday-Friday 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM)
Recommended Uses:Detection of rearrangements of the FUS gene associated with myxoid liposarcoma, angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma, and low grade fibromyxoid sarcoma.
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Specimen Requirements:Paraffin embedded tissue: Five 4-micron sections on immunohistochemistry slides, the middle section stained with H&E.
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Collection Instructions:FFPE tissue: Tissue specimen should be fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin for 6-48 hours.
Specimen Handling and Transport:Store and transport specimens at room temperature.
Unacceptable Conditions:FFPE tissue specimen must not be de-calcified.
Requisition Form:Cytogenetics Lab Neoplasia Diagnosis Form #132
Required Information:Laboratory regulations require the following minimum information to be provided on the requisition form for a specimen to be accepted for testing: Patient name or unique identifier; date and time of collection, patient date of birth and sex, specimen type/site of collection, test request(s), reason for referral, clinician name and UPIN/NPI, and address for reporting results. Please be certain that name/identifier on the form matches that on the specimen label.
Results include:Number of nuclei examined, percent positive for rearrangement of FUS gene, and the reference range for false positives based on the number of cells with an abnormal signal pattern in 200 control cells. Result written using current International System for Human Cytogenetic Nomenclature (ISCN) and interpretation of results.
Limitations:Detects rearrangements involving this gene; the translocation partner chromosome cannot be determined by this test. Failure to identify an abnormal clone by FISH does not rule out the presence of other abnormalities in the specimen.
Additional Tests Recommended:Test 882F94- FISH analysis of the DDIT3 (CHOP) gene (12q13)
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