Microsatellite Instability Testing in Cancer Tissue (MSI)

Test ID Laboratory Ordering Only, Please call the Molecular Genetics Laboratory at 984-974-1825 with questions regarding this test.
CPT Code(s) 81301
Laboratory Molecular Genetics Laboratory
Specimen Routine: Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue.
4-6 micron sections on glass microscope slides; minimum 10 slides(unstained) and 1 stained slide(H&E stain);see Comments for additional specimen information
Availability Routine: Weekly, No weekends or Holidays
Turnaround Time Routine: 14 days from receipt date of slides
Additional information: Normal and tumor tissue required for testing. If normal tissue is not available, blood (3mL EDTA lavendar top tube or ACD yellow top tube) can be tested.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on February 06, 2020

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514