Liquid Biopsy for BRAF Variants in Malignant Melanoma and Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer (ATC)

CPT code: 87653

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For the semi-quantitative detection of V600E/E2/D and V600K/R/M mutations in codon 600 of the BRAF gene in melanoma and thyroid cancer

specimen required

Specimen Type:

Plasma

Collection Tube:

K2EDTA tubes or Streck cfDNA BCT tubes, Request Supplies

Minimum Volume:

31.5mL plasma

Specimen Stability/Storage:

K2EDTA tubes: refrigerate immediately; must reach lab within 4-6 hours. Streck Cell-Free BCT tubes: stable refrigerated or ambient up to 14 days. NEVER FREEZE BLOOD SPECIMENS

Unacceptable Conditions:

Frozen specimens

Shipping Requirements:

Call 866-983-0667 to schedule courier pickup

Stability:

Refrigerated: 6 days

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Nucleic Acid Amplification

performed
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Daily and STAT (Monday – Friday)

Within 2 hours from receipt (Monday – Friday)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

BRAF, BRAF Variants

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Test Requisition

Results Interpretation

Positive:

Mutation detected

Inconclusive:

Results are inconclusive; please consider submitting a new specimen

Negative:

No mutation detected