The NeoTYPE Head & Neck Tumor Profile analyzes 34 biomarkers through a combination of next-generation sequencing (NGS), other molecular methods, FISH, and IHC as listed below. Test orders include summary interpretation of all results that help guide treatment decisions. If Pan-TRK IHC is expressed or equivocal, reflex to either NTRK NGS Fusion Panel (Default) or NTRK 1-3 FISH Panel will be added. A microsatellite instability (MSI) NGS result of “indeterminate” will create a reflex to MSI by PCR as long as the tumor percentage is ≥40% and paired normal tissue is available.
NGS (27 genes + 2 biomarkers): AKT1, ATM, BRAF, CDKN2A, CTNNB1, EGFR, ERBB2, ERBB4, FBXW7, FGFR1, FGFR2, FGFR3, HRAS, IDH1, IDH2, KRAS, MET, Microsatellite Instability (MSI), NFE2L2, NOTCH1, NRAS, PIK3CA, PTEN, RB1, SMO, SRC, TERT Promoter, TP53, Tumor Mutation Burden (TMB)
Other Molecular (1 biomarker): HPV DNA
FISH (3 FISH): MET, PTEN, RET (tech-only available)
IHC (2 biomarkers): PD-L1 22C3, Pan-TRK (tech-only available for PD-L1)
The NeoTYPE Head and Neck Tumor Profile characterizes head and neck tumors of any histological subtype for the most significant genetic changes relevant to therapy decisions, prognosis, and clinical research. It is appropriate for patients with newly-diagnosed or recurrent disease, and for patients with resistant disease to explore options in clinical trials.
- FFPE tissue: Paraffin block preferred. Please use 10% buffered formalin fixative. Do not use zinc fixatives.
Use cold pack for transport, making sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen.