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Melanoma NGS

Alternate Names
BRAF for solid tumour, BRAF for melanoma, BRAF V600
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: NRAS, BRAF, KIT, TERT promoter

To order, please complete Austin Molecular Solid Tumour Test Request Form indicating the test required and the biopsy number and date of collection of the sample you wish to be tested.

Cerner Test Name
Not orderable in Cerner
Laboratory
Molecular Diagnostics
Specimen
Tissue
Container
Glass slides
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
None
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Frequency
Once a fortnight