Prostate FISH Panel


CPT Code: 88377x2

Specimen Type, Preferred:
Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue
Specimen Type, Alternate:
Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue
Sample Quantity, Preferred:
4 slides
1 block
Sample Quantity, Minimum:
Transport Container:
Unstained slides
Paraffin block
Transport Temperature:
Room temperature
Collection Instructions:
Charged slides should be cut at 4-5 microns thick.
Specimen Stability:
Room temperature: Indefinite
Rejection Criteria:
Uncharged slides
Clinical Significance:
Detects translocations and deletions resulting in ERG/TMPRSS2 fusions and deletions of PTEN.
FISH can only detect aberrations specifically targeted by probe used.
Turnaround Time:
5 day(s)
Reference Ranges:
Quantitative analysis : cutoff value %