Test Name: TERC FISH
Disease: The cervical TERC FISH Test evaluates for cervical cells for chromosomal abnormalities (TERC gene amplification, increase in chromosome copy number) linked to cervical cancer. Studies have shown that at lease 90% of invasive cervical cancer cases have increased copy numbers of the telomerase gene (TERC), located at 3q26.2.
Probes: TERC (3q26)/5p15/Copy Control 7/CDKN2A
Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial
Storage and Transport
Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 30 days
Specimen Rejection Criteria
Turn Around Time (TAT): 3-7 Days
CPT Codes*: 88368x1, 88369x1
*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.