Most Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) assays can be performed on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue blocks.
If you receive any specimen designated for Molecular Testing, please ensure the following:
- The tissue should be fixed well in formalin.
- If the specimen is bony, the specimen should NOT be decalcified using HCl. It should be decalcified using gentle EDTA. Please ask a PA.
- Only 1 H&E Level should be ordered in CoPath per cassette, in order to preserve tissue for sequencing.
If any questions arise, please ask a PA or Attending.