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Epic Test Name FISH, RET
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Synonyms RET FISH
Description Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is performed to detect the RET gene rearrangement, most commonly observed in lung cancer.
Specimen Requirements 
Container Two unstained positively charged slides cut at 4 microns and one H&E stain slide
Specimen Type FFPE (Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissue)
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Rejection Criteria Cases without H&E slide.
Methodology A dual color fluorescent labeled DNA probe for the RET gene, at chromosome band 10q11.2, is hybridized to unstained interphase nuclei on a slide. 200 cells are evaluated to determine whether the signals are rearranged.
Reference Range See interpretive report.
CPT Code(s) 88271x2,88275,88291
Department Cytogenetics
Contact Information Cytogenetics Lab: (214) 648-0975, Customer Service: (214) 645-7057 or Toll Free (877) 887-8136
Turn Around Time6 working days after specimen arrival in Cytogenetics Lab
Performed 3 times a week
Performed by Cytogenetics
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Updated/Reviewed 12/12/2016


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