BRAF Codon 600 Mutation Detection by Pyrosequencing
Ordering Recommendation

Use to detect activating BRAF mutations at codon 600, which can indicate responsiveness to BRAF inhibitors in melanomas or resistance to anti-EGFR therapy in colorectal cancer. May be useful in assessing prognosis of certain thyroid cancers. This test is also used within the Lynch syndrome reflex testing pathway (for colorectal cancer specimens only).

Polymerase Chain Reaction/Pyrosequencing
DNA isolation: Sun-Sat
Mon, Wed, Fri
10-14 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Tumor tissue.  
Specimen Preparation
Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tissue. Protect from excessive heat. Transport tissue block or 5 unstained 5-micron slides. (Min: 3 slides). Tissue block will be returned after testing.
Transport block and/or slide(s) in a tissue transport kit (ARUP supply #47808) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Less than 25 percent tumor. Specimens fixed/processed in alternative fixatives (alcohol, Prefer) or heavy metal fixatives. Decalcified specimens.  
Include surgical pathology report.  
Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
CPT Code(s)
88381; 81210
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2002148Block ID57723-9
2002524BRAF Codon 600 Mutation Detection58483-9
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