MELP - Overview: Melanoma Targeted Gene Panel by Next-Generation Sequencing, Tumor

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: MELP    
Melanoma Targeted Gene Panel by Next-Generation Sequencing, Tumor

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis and management of patients with melanoma

Genetics Test Information Provides information that may help with selection of the correct test or proper submission of the test request

This test uses targeted next-generation sequencing to evaluate for somatic mutations within the BRAF (exons 11 and 15), GNAQ (exon 5), GNA11 (exon 5), KIT (exon 2, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18), and NRAS (exons 2, 3, 4) genes. This includes, but is not limited to, the testing of somatic mutations in NRAS codons 12, 13, 61,146; GNA11 and GNAQ codon 209; and BRAF codons 594, 596, 600. See Targeted Gene Regions Interrogated by Melanoma Panel in Special Instructions for details regarding the targeted gene regions identified by this test.

Additional Tests Lists test(s) that are always performed, at an additional charge, with the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
SLIRVSlide Review in MGNoYes

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, slide review will always be performed at an additional charge.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-Based Next Generation Sequencing

(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Melanoma Panel, Tumor

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Melanoma
Mutation Screening
GST11
GST13
GST17
Oncology panel
Tumor panel
BRAF
GNA11
GNAQ
KIT
NRAS
Next Gen Sequencing Test
NGS