MYCN (N-MYC) Gene Amplification by FISH
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Ordering Recommendation
Prognostic determination in individuals with neuroblastoma or medulloblastoma.
Mnemonic
NMYC FISH
Methodology
Fluorescence in situ Hybridization
Performed
Varies
Reported
4-12 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Tumor tissue.  
Specimen Preparation
Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin-embed tissue. Transport tissue block or 5 unstained 5-micron slides. (Min: 3 slides) Protect paraffin block from excessive heat. Transport block(s) 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
Frozen specimens. Specimens fixed or processed in alternative fixatives (alcohol, Prefer) or heavy metal fixatives (B-4 or B-5). No tumor in tissue. Decalcified specimens.  
Remarks
Include surgical pathology report.  
Stability
Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
   
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

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Statement A: Analyte specific reagents (ASR) are used in many laboratory tests necessary for standard medical care and generally do not require U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval or clearance. 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. This test should not be regarded as investigational or for research use.
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
88367
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0049235MYCN by FISH 
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Aliases
  • 2p24
  • MYCN IHC
  • MycN immunostaining