Molecular Testing

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 per cassette, in order to preserve tissue for sequencing.

If any questions arise, please ask a PA or Attending.

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