Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)
This test detects aneuploidy of chromosomes 3, 7, and 17 via fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in bile duct brushing and aspirate specimens. Detection of chromosomal gains is associated with malignancy. As an adjunct to conventional cytology this test may be useful in the assessment of pancreatobiliary strictures for malignancy.
Interpretive report provided.
3 - 10 days
Obtain bile duct brushing or aspirate. Place brush directly into a ThinPrep (Non-Gyn) or conical tube containing CytoLyt solution, swirl the brush vigorously in the solution, then snip into the container, or place aspirate specimen into CytoLyt container. Refrigerate.
By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that informed consent has been obtained from the patient as required by applicable state or federal laws and the ordering clinician has authorization from the patient permitting MLabs to report the test results to the ordering clinician. Test includes pathologist interpretation of results billed as a separate additional charge. This test is not available without interpretation.