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Alias/Synonym: Lung

CPT Code: 88377

Specimen Type, Preferred:
Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue
Specimen Type, Alternate:
Sample Quantity, Preferred:
4 slides
1 block
Sample Quantity, Minimum:
4 slides
1 block
Transport Container:
Unstained slides
Paraffin block
Transport Temperature:
Room temperature
Collection Instructions:
Block and slide identifiers should be clearly written and match exactly with the specimen ID and specimen labeling as noted on the requisition.
Slides should be positively charged and cut at 4 microns for each stain/antibody/probe ordered.
Specimen Stability:
Room temperature: Indefinite
Rejection Criteria:
Uncharged slides
Clinical Significance:
Detects translocations involving ALK.
FISH can only detect aberrations specifically targeted by probe used.
Turnaround Time:
5 day(s)
Reference Ranges:
Quantitative analysis : cutoff value %