FISH for ALK (plus ALK IHC) in lung cancer *
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING

Ordering:
FISH for ALK (plus ALK IHC) should ideally be ordered on 'Oncology ISH

Request' form (specialised request form available from Tissue and

Molecular Pathology: (02) 8382 9156 and on the SydPath website).

ALK testing is not covered under Medicare and payment is the

responsibility of the requesting Dr and department unless a patient

consent to pay is provided with the sample. The utility of ALK IHC as a

triage is under assessment and is currently included at no extra charge.

Collection:
4 unstained 3um sections on coated slides or a paraffin-embedded

block of tumour or cytology cell block.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Availability:
Results available within 7 days of sample arrival in laboratory.

Laboratory:
FISH lab ()

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
ALK FISH

Clinical Hyperlink:
ISH information page
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR REFERRING LABORATORIES
Handling & Transport:

The paraffin block will be returned to the requesting laboratory with

the ISH report.
Download FISH request form:
Oncology ISH request form
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING AT SYDPATH
SydPath Handling:

Data Entry Code:

SydPath Division:
Anatomical Pathology

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Date/Time published: 27/05/2020 16:34:32
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