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MGMT Methylation Detection by PCR

Order Name MGMT PCR
Test Number: 6904833
Revision Date 11/14/2022
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Block ID
MGMT Detection
Real Time PCR/Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer  
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred See Instructions Tissue Paraffin Block Refrigerated
Alternate 1 5 Slides (3 Slides) Slide Glass Slides with Holder Refrigerated
Instructions Collect: Tumor tissue.
Specimen Preparation: Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tissue. Protect paraffin block from excessive heat.
Transport tissue block or 5 unstained (5-micron thick sections) positively charged slides in a tissue transport kit (kit recommended but not necessary).
Unacceptable: Specimen fixed/process in alternative fixatives (alcohol, Prefer) or heavy metal fixatives (B-4 or B-5). Decalcified specimens. Less than 25 percent tumor.
Testing Schedule DNA isolation: Sun-Sat, Assay: Varies  
Expected TAT 10-12 days   
Notes Reference Lab: ARUP
Test Code: 2009310
Click Here to view information on the ARUP website.
CPT Code(s) 81287
Lab Section Reference Lab