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Test Name: EML4 ALK

Test Code(s): EMLALK (this test is not orderable in Health Link)

CPT Code(s): 88271X2, 88274

Methodology: Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)

Clinical Significance: ALK gene rearrangements are useful in predicting lung cancer response to targeted therapeutics like TKI. This test is a consultative evaluation.

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory.

Turnaround Time: Routine: 8 - 12 days.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Paraffin block


Report provides interpretation.


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