Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
Other Reference Test
Tuesday and Thursday
Needle washings, 2-4 slides or formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue
Paraffin Embedded Tissue Block
Needle washings in alcohol based fixative (e.g. cytolyt), 4 slides, or Formalin fixed, paraffin embedded tissue block. FNA or FFPE specimens are acceptable for the assay. All specimens must be accompanied with Pathology report. Specimens will be examined by a pathologist for confirmation and microdissection if warranted. A minimum of 4 FNA slides should be submitted and three should be without coverslips. Coverslipped slides will delay reporting of results.
Room temp: Indefinite; Refrigerated: Indefinite; Frozen: Unacceptable
All specimens must be accompanied with Pathology report.
RETPTC1 and RETPTC3
Insurance authorization required prior to draw for outpatients. Ok to send on inpatients.