MSH6Z - Overview: MSH6 Gene, Full Gene Analysis

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: MSH6Z    
MSH6 Gene, Full Gene Analysis

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

Determining whether absence of MSH6 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

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

Prior Authorization is available for this assay; see Special Instructions.

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

(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

MSH6 Gene, Full Gene Analysis

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

Colon Cancer Gene Testing
Colorectal Cancer
Hereditary Non-Polyposis
Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)
hMSH6 Genotyping
HNPCC Testing
Lynch Syndrome
MSH6 Gene Testing
MSH6M