DNA Analysis of Paraffin-Embedded Tissue

CPT CODE: 88182
TEST INFORMATION: METHOD - Flow Cytometry
DAYS PERFORMED: Mon-Fri, 0800-1600
TURNAROUND TIME:

1 week

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Deliver all specimens to Surgical Pathology (5 Jelke)
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: A block of formalin fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue with >0.2 cm tissue; tumor nuclei should comprise >30% of total nuclei present
REJECTION CRITERIA: Suitability of the sample for the test will be judged on basis of adjacent histologic section.
REFERENCE RANGE: Diploid (negative). If nondiploid (positive) a written interpretation will be included.
METHODOLOGY: Propidium iodide staining by a modified Vindelov method and analysis by flow cytometry
TEST SYNONYM(S):Aneuploidy of Paraffin-Embedded Tissue; DNA Content of Paraffin-Embedded Tissue; DNA Aneuploidy of Paraffin-Embedded Tissue; DNA Ploidy & S Phase of Parrifin-Embedded Tissue