FALKC - Overview: ALK on Cytology Specimens, FISH

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FALKC    
ALK on Cytology Specimens, FISH

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

Detection of rearrangements involving the ALK gene region at 2p23 in patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma who may benefit from treatment with the ALK inhibitor drugs, like Xalkori (Crizotinib), on previously stained routine cytology slides

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

This assay can be utilized in clinical situations in which formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded material is insufficient for the FDA-approved method.

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

Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) using DNA Probes

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

ALK on Cytology Specimens, FISH

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

Lung carcinoma
Non-small cell lung cancer
ALK
Cytology ALK