Cancer Microarray

Test name: Cancer Microarray
Also known as: Cancer Array

Indications:  Hematologic malignancies, specifically AML, ALL, CLL, CML and NHL

Test Information:

  • Cancer Microarray is a test following (or used in conjunction with) chromosome analysis and/or FISH of diagnostic bone marrow, cancer blood, lymph node, or tumor tissue specimens
  • A 180K SNP/oligo platform assesses copy number changes in over 1,200 cancer-related genes and identifies copy neutral loss of heterozygosity (LOH) within chromosome regions containing tumor suppressor genes
  • This assay is particularly helpful with specimens with low mitotic indexes due to disease

Additional tests available on postnatal samples (refer to additional pages for details):
     Cancer Chromosome Analysis
Oncology FISH
Molecular Pathology at Regional Pathology Services including RT-PCR for specific neoplasms

Specimen requirements*:  Test kits are available – please contact the laboratory
*HGL will attempt to run tests on smaller volume samples

  • Bone Marrow: 3 ml bone marrow in a 3 ml sodium heparin (green top) tube
    Instructions: Bone marrow from 1st or 2nd aspirate using a sodium-heparinized syringe
  • Cancer Blood: 3-5 ml peripheral blood in a sodium heparin (green top) tube
  • Lymph Node / Solid Tumor Tissue: ≥5 mm3 of lymph node or representative tumor tissue in culture media
  • Paraffin Embedded Tissue: 5-10 dissected cores from selected malignant region

CPT codes:  83892(x2), 88237, 88271(x35)*
*Unless using stored DNA from a prior sample, the following DNA Extraction codes (83891, 83894, 83907, 84311) will also apply once for microarray testing.

Pricing: Contact the laboratory billing staff for current costs

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Required forms: Oncology Test Request Form 

Turn-around time: Results are typically available in approximately 1 week 

Additional links: Cancer Microarray Flyer, Provider Fact Sheet

revised: 9-26-12

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Phone:  402-559-5070 
               Option 3
800-656-3937 x95070
Fax:  402-559-7248

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