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Thyroid Panel

Alias/Synonym: Thyroid

CPT Code: 88377

Includes:
PAX8/PPARg, RET
Specimen Type, Preferred:
Fine Needle aspirate
Specimen Type, Alternate:
Alcohol-based fixative
Cell block
Sample Quantity, Preferred:
>33mL
Sample Quantity, Minimum:
5-10mL
Transport Container:
Nufix
Transport Temperature:
Room temperature
Collection Instructions:
N/A
Specimen Stability:
Room temperature: Indefinite
Rejection Criteria:
Frozen
Clinical Significance:
Detects translocations involving PAX8 and PPARgamma and rearrangements of RET.
Limitations:
FISH can only detect aberrations specifically targeted by probe used.
Turnaround Time:
5 day(s)
Reference Ranges:
Quantitative analysis : cutoff value %
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