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Test ID: FLCA    
Lung Cancer, ALK (2p23) Rearrangement, FISH, Tissue

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Provide a pathology report with each specimen. The laboratory will not reject specimens that arrive without this information but will hold the specimen until a pathology report is received.


Specimen Type: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded unknown primary tumor cancer tissue block

Forms: If not ordering electronically, submit a Cytogenetics Hematologic Disorders Request Form (Supply T607) with the specimen or complete, print, and send a Oncology Test Request Form (T729) with the specimen (

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected









Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
TissueAmbient (preferred)