Ordering Recommendation

Aid in prognostication and therapeutic decisions for neoplasms where amplification has been demonstrated. Screening test for MET gene amplification.

Mnemonic
MET_FISH
Methodology

Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH)

Performed

Varies

Reported

3-7 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Tumor tissue.

Specimen Preparation

Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tumor tissue. Transport tissue block or 4 unstained, consecutively cut, 5-micron thick sections, mounted on positively charged glass slides. (Min: 4 slides) Protect paraffin block and/or slides from excessive heat.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated.

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 with reason for referral. The laboratory will not reject specimens that arrive without a pathology report but will hold the specimen until this information is received.
If multiple specimens (blocks or slides) are sent to ARUP, they must be accompanied by one of the following: an order comment indicating that the ARUP pathologist should choose the specimen most appropriate for testing (e.g., "Choose best block"), or individual orders for each sample submitted. A Pathologist Block Selection Fee (ARUP test code 3002076) will be added to orders that utilize the first option. If multiple specimens are sent to ARUP without a request for pathologist block/slide selection or individual orders, they will be held until clarification is provided.

Stability

Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

88366

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3000689 MET FISH Reference Number
3000690 MET FISH Source
3000691 MET/CEP7 FISH Ratio
3000692 Average MET Signal Number per Cell
3000693 Average CEP7 Signal Number per Cell
3000694 MET FISH Result
3000703 Scoring Method 81304-8
3002947 Total Cell Count 78236-7
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Aliases
MET Gene Amplification by FISH