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FISH for C-MYC, bcl-2 and bcl-6 on paraffin embedded tissue

Ordering information:

Cerner Orderable: Histology Specimen, free text FISH. Or paper request as an add on test to an existing specimen.

All referals for paraffin-embedded tissue FISH must be discussed directly with either Meg Wall (Acting Director 03 9288-4150) or Mrs Fran O'Malley (03 9288-4151) prior to sending specimens.If sending adequate clinical notes and a copy of the report, no need to call - Meg Wall.

Alternate names:
Tissue block FISH
Laboratory:
Anatomical Pathology
Test Code:
HFISH
Specimen types:
Tissue
Container types:
See InstructionsSee Instructions
Collection Instructions:

A request slip indicating the clinical notes, prefered FISH probe if known and tissue type.

The follwing 2 micron sections of tissue on positively charged slides (as per immunohistochemistry), clearly labelled with patient name and section thickness must be sent:

a. 4 patient slides per probe. NOTE: For MYC testing a minimum of 6 slides are required. For >2 probes eg. "double hit" samples a minimum of 9 slides are required.

b. 1 H&E stained slide of the section intended for FISH with a marker indicating the optimal region for FISH - ie. the region with the most concentrated area of tumour.

See attached referal instruction sheet: http://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/anatomical-pathology/FISH_VCGS_instructions_2018.pdf

Notes:

Section thickness should be labelled on all slides. Sections greater than 2 microns will not be accepted for processing. Decalcified  sections are not suitable for this FISH test.

Results will be available within 2-4 weeks of receipt of specimen. If a result is required urgently, please discuss directly with the lab.

Result Turnaround Time:
7-10 days
Laboratory Use Only

  

 

If EMR is not available, Pathology results are available from Auscare.  If you do not have an Auscare login,please complete attached form. https://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/Auscare%20access.pdf

Instruction on how to use Auscare - https://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/Auscare%20instructions.pdf

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW