HER2/Neu by Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization (FISH)

Methodology: 
FISH
Performed: 
Monday - Friday
Reported: 
7 days
Use: 

This test is used as a qualitative predictor of response to certain breast cancer therapies; it detects the HER2/Neu protein in breast cancer patients, which effects patient survival time and relapse.

Result: 
Interpretive report
Specimen Requirements: 

Tissue in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue or at least 5 unstained slides.

Storage/Transport Temperature: Submit specimens according to Biological Substance, Category B, shipping guidelines.

Unacceptable Conditions:
  • Frozen specimens
Stability (collection to initiation of testing):
  • Ambient:
    • Fixed Slides: Indefinitely
CPT Code (s): 

88377 x 2

Notes: 

UFHPL Test #: 90035

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