Ordering Recommendation

Aid in molecular diagnosis of synovial sarcoma.

Mnemonic
SYT_FISH
Methodology

Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH)

Performed

Monday-Friday

Reported

3-7 days

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Tumor tissue.

Specimen Preparation

Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin-embed tissue. Protect paraffin block from excessive heat. Transport tissue block or 5 unstained (4 micron thick sections) positively charged slides in a tissue transport kit (ARUP supply #47808) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787 (kit recommended, but not necessary). (Min 2 slides)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months.

Unacceptable Conditions

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

By report

Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

Compliance Category

Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

88366

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3000631 SS18 FISH Reference Number
3000632 SS18 FISH Source
3000633 SS18 FISH Result
3000703 Scoring Method 81304-8
3002952 Total Cell Count 78236-7
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Aliases
  • 18q11 gene rearrangement
  • 18q11.2; SS18 Break Apart FISH
  • SS18 FISH
  • SS18 translocation FISH
  • SYT FISH
  • SYT translocation FISH
SS18 (SYT) (18q11) Gene Rearrangement by FISH