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

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

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
7th November 2018
Preferred Container Type

Slide & carrier

See Instructions

Collection & Request Instructions

A request slip indicating the clinical notes, prefered FISH probe if know 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 wiht the most concentrated area of tumour.

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

External Transport Instructions

Please deliver all specimes to:

Victorian Cancer Cytogenetics Service

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Second Floor, Inpatient Services Building

41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065.

T: 9288-4154   F:9288-4155

lynda.campbell@svhm.org.au or fran.omalley@svhm.org.au

Please deliver all specimes to:

Victorian Cancer Cytogenetics Service

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Second Floor, Building A Destination A26

41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065.

T: 9231 4154   F:9231 4155

meaghan.wall@svha.org.au or fran.omalley@svhm.org.au

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
Transport Instructions:

Please deliver all specimes to:

Victorian Cancer Cytogenetics Service

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Second Floor, Building A Destination A26

41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, VIC, 3065.

T: 9231 4154   F:9231 4155

meaghan.wall@svha.org.au or fran.omalley@svhm.org.au

External Laboratory:
St Vincents Hospital
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