Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH)
Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma; PAX7/FOXO1A
Other Reference Test
Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tumor tissue
Paraffin Embedded Tissue Block
Protect paraffin block from excessive heat. 2-5 unstained (4-micron thick sections) positively charged slides are also acceptable.
Room Temp: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimens fixed or processed in alternative fixatives (alcohol, Prefer) or heavy metal fixatives (B-4 or B-5); No tumor in tissue; Decalcified specimens
Indicate Histology Specimen ID and source of specimen in comments and on specimen. Complete ARUP requisition and submit with specimen room temp. Call Apollo Courier Service for pick up Monday-Friday.
Insurance authorization required prior to collection for outpatients. Ok to send on inpatients.