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Test ID: 60714    
USP6 (17p13), Aneurysmal Bone Cyst and Nodular Fasciitis, FISH

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.

A pathology/diagnostic report and a brief history are required.


Specimen Type:

Preferred: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block

Acceptable: Unstained glass, "positively charged" slides with FFPE tissue; slides may be stained and/or scraped.

Collection Instructions:

1. If submitting slides, a minimum of ten, 4- to 5-micron thick, unstained slides are required if also requesting a Pathology Consultation; a minimum of three, 4- to 5-micron thick, unstained slides are required if not requesting a Pathology Consultation.   

2. Process all specimens into FFPE blocks prior to submission.

Additional Information:

1. A quality specimen is essential for evaluation. Submit only tissue containing tumor cells; minimal tissue is required for evaluation.

2. Special stains performed outside Mayo Medical Laboratories and included with the case may be repeated and charged at the reviewing pathologist's discretion. Testing requested by referring physician may not be performed if deemed unnecessary by Mayo Clinic pathologist.

Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

Pathology Test Request Form (T246) (

Oncology Test Request Form (T729) (

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








Decalcified specimens

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
VariesAmbient (preferred)