Test Details

Mnemonic

NSCLF

Ordering Code

3400199

CPT-4 Code(s)

88271 x 2, 88274

Specimen Information

Collect

Tissue block
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Specimen Preparation

Send a lung tissue biopsy, formalin-fixed (6 - 48 hours fixation recommended) paraffin block. Specimen must be fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin. Pathology report must accompany sample. Send sample at room temperature.
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Alternate Specimen

5 x 5 mm tumor tissue collected in culture transport medium or 5 micron (4 micron minimum) sections collected on each of 5 charged slides.
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Transport Temperature

Room temperature
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Stability

Room temperature: Indefinitely
Lab will test for specimen viability.
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Methodology

Fluoresence in situ Hybridization (FISH)
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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