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BRAF V600 Mutation for solid tumours

Alternate Names
NGS for melanoma, Cobas BRAF
Ordering Information

Test will be registered by Anatomical Pathology (using the test code MOLA) who will source the tissue block or slides and send to Molecular Diagnostics for testing who will then register for BRAF testing.

Note that BRAF mutations are also tested using the myeloid NGS panel. This test is specifically for investigations of the V600 BRAF mutation in solid tumours like melanoma.

Solid Tumour NGS Panel (Melanoma) covers the following genes:

BRAF (exons 11 & 15), NRAS (exons 1-4), KIT (exons 9,11,13,17 & 18)

For non-Austin patients please order using the Molecular Solid Tumour Test Request Form: Molecular Solid Tumour Test Request FormV3.pdf 

Cerner Test Name
Not orderable in Cerner
Molecular Diagnostics
70ml Sterile Container (yellow top)
Collection Instruction
Collect at room temperature
Additional Collection Instructions

Require 3 x FFPE slides (at least 5 microns) and 1 x H&E slide with the tumour circled and the percentage of tumour cells indicated.

Minimum Adult Volume
Minimum Paediatric Volume
Once a week