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Methodology
FISH
Test Description

Probes: +3 (Cen 3) | +7 (Cen 7) | p16 (9p21) | +17 (Cen 17)
Disease(s): Bladder cancer

Clinical Significance

This test is an aid for initial diagnosis of bladder carcinoma in patients with hematuria and subsequent monitoring for tumor recurrence in patients previously diagnosed with bladder cancer.

Specimen Requirements
  • Bone Marrow Aspirate: N/A
  • Peripheral Blood: N/A
  • Fresh, Unfixed Tissue: N/A
  • Fluids: N/A
  • Paraffin Block or Cut Slide: N/A
  • Voided Urine: 33-60 mL voided urine mixed 2:1 with supplied PreservCyt within 30 minutes of collection for total volume ≥50 mL
Storage and Transportation

Refrigerate specimen. Do not freeze. Use cold pack for transport, making sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen.

CPT Code(s)*
88121x1 automated. Codes may differ if manual analysis is performed.
Turnaround Time

3-5 days

New York Approved
Yes
Level of Service
Global
Technical

*The CPT codes provided with our test descriptions are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. Correct CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.