MSH2Z - Overview: MSH2 Gene, Full Gene Analysis

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: MSH2Z    
MSH2 Gene, Full Gene Analysis

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

Determining whether absence of MSH2 protein, by immunohistochemistry in tumor tissue, is associated with a germline mutation in the affected individual

 

Establishing a diagnosis of Lynch syndrome/hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer

 

Identification of familial MSH2 mutation to allow for predictive testing in family members

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

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

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
COLABHereditary Colon Cancer CGH ArrayYes, (Order FMTT)Yes

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

When this test is ordered, comparative genomic hybridization array will always be performed at an additional charge.

 

See Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

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) Amplification/DNA Sequencing

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

MSH2 Gene, Full Gene Analysis

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

Colon Cancer Gene Testing
Hereditary Non-Polyposis
Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)
hMSH2 Genotyping
HNPCC (Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer)
Lynch Syndrome
MSH2 Gene Testing
MSH2M