Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

MELANOMA, BRAF V600E AND V600K MUTATION ANALYSIS, THxID™

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1022         Geisinger Epic ID: 52013

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block
Preferred collection container:
Paraffin-embedded block
Special notes:
Paraffin embedded tissue containing less than 50% tumor cell will undergo microdissection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Indefinitely. Refrigerated: Indefinitely. Frozen: Unacceptable.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
81210
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
Quest test code 92131, Combination therapy melanoma-BRAF,Metastic melanoma BRAF,bioMerieux BRAF, BRAF Melanom
Clinical significance:
The THxID™-BRAF test is intended to be used as an aid in selecting melanoma patients whose tumors carry the BRAF V600E mutation for treatment with debrafenib [Tafinlar®] and as an aid in selecting melanoma patients whose tumors carry the BRAF V600E or V600K mutation for treatment with trametinib [Mekinist™].

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tues a.m.; Report available: 3 days    
Performed stat? No
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