Test Details

Mnemonic

MGPMD

Ordering Code

3600174

CPT-4 Code(s)

81287, 88381

Specimen Information

Collect

Tumor tissue

Specimen Preparation

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.

Minimum Volume

3 slides

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

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

Stability

Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Indefinitely
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction/MassARRAY/MAL-DI-TOF
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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