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Methodology: FISH

Clinical Significance:
EGFR gene amplification has been reported in a subset of colorectal adenocarcinomas, lung non-small cell carcinomas, and glioblastoma multiforme. Amplification the EGFR gene can often result in overexpression of epidermal growth factor and may contribute to tumorigenesis. With the availability of anti-EGFR monoclonal antibody therapy and small molecular EGFR inhibitors, assessment of EGFR gene amplification may be warranted in some tumors to predict those that may respond to anti-EGFR therapy. This FISH assay uses the established method described by Capuzzo et al., to evaluate tumors for EGFR high polysomy and amplification. Probe type: Dual color enumeration

Organ: Lung

Disease State: Mesothelioma vs. Adenocarcinoma

CPT Code(s): 88374. The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Turnaround Time: Within 4-6 business days of receipt

Schedule: Monday - Friday

Specimen Requirements:
• Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block or cell block - OR - • Minimum of 5 unstained slide cut at 4µm for each test requested