MGMT PROMOTER METHYLATION DETECTION

Specimen Required
Tumor Tissue: Formalin fix (10% neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tissue. Protect from excessive heat. Transport tissue block and 5 unstained 5 micron slides.

Rejection Criteria
Specimens fixed in alternative fixatives
Heavy metal fixatives (B-4 or B-5)
Decalcified specimens
Less than 25% tumor

Methodology
Polymerase Chain Reaction/MassARRAY/MAL-DI-TOF

Stability
Room temperature: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
See report

Performed
DNA Isolation: Sunday - Saturday; Assay: Varies

Turnaround Time10 - 14 days
Test CodeMGPMD
CPT-4 Code (s)
81287, 88381
LOINC Codes
Block ID   57723-9  
MGMT Promoter Methylation Dection Result   60252-4  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory