Test Name: PDGFRa Mutation Analysis 


Methodology: Molecular Genetics


Test Description

Bi-directional sequencing of exons 12 and 18 of the PDGFRA (platelet-derived growth factor alpha) gene. These exons are mutation hotspots that account for the majority of PDGFRA mutations detected in gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) including the common TKI-resistance mutation D842V. Solid tumor enrichment is performed before extraction.


Specimen Requirements

FFPE solid tumor tissue: Paraffin block is preferred. Alternatively, send 1 H&E slide plus 5-10 unstained slides cut at 5 or more microns. Please use positively-charged slides and 10% NBF fixative. Do not use zinc fixatives.


Storage and Transport

Use cold pack for transporting block during summer to prevent block from melting. Slides can be packed at room temperature.


Specimen Rejection Criteria

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Turn Around Time (TAT): 7 Days


CPT Codes*: 81404


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