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KRAS MUTATION ANALYSIS BY PCR

Synonym

therascreen® KRAS RGQ PCR, KRAS, therascreen

Includes

Seven somatic mutations in the human KRAS oncogene

Guidelines

therascreen® KRAS RGQ PCR is a companion diagnostic for ERBITUX®.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tissue. Protect from excessive heat. Transport tissue block or 5 unstained 5-10micron slides. (Min: 3 slides)

Transport

Room Temperature

Rejection Criteria

Specimens fixed/processed in alternative fixatives (alcohol, Prefer®), frozen or decalcified specimens

Stability

Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

Wed

Reported

4-10 days

Method

This real time PCR assay uses the FDA-approved, Qiagen therascreen in vitro diagnostics (IVD) kit to detect the major KRAS mutations involving codon 12 and 13.

Reference Values

Reference Values

No mutation

CPT Codes

81275

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:46 AM


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