Pathology report must accompany specimen in order for testing to be performed.
Tumor tissue and normal tissue
Send tumor tissue block. Approximately 0.6 x 0.6 cm area of tumor is required. Submit FFPE tissue block with corresponding hematoxylin and reosin (H and E) slides (preferred) or 1 slide stained with H and E and 5 unstained, nonbaked slides (5-micrometer thick sections) of the tumor tissue.
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) prepared cell block or unstained slides.
1 cm tissue
Decalcified specimens, Low tumor percentage, insufficient amount of tumor nonformalin fixed, fresh tissue Cytology smears
Room temperature: Preferred
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