Uveal Melanoma


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Billing Information and Turnaround Time

Name of Test Turnaround Time Cost CPT Codes
Uveal Melanoma: SNP-array analysis of Chromosomes 3, 6, and 8 8-10 weeks $1,000 81229

Sample Requirements

Sample types accepted:

  • Fine needle aspirate of ocular tumor collected in HBSS (Hanks Solution) before plaque therapy, stored at 4°C. and shipped on ice.
  • 1 EDTA tube of blood (lavender top) containing 5mL of whole blood.
  • For enucleated tumor: 5mg of frozen tumor, shipped on dry ice or 5 paraffin sections of 20-micron thickness placed in a plastic tube (not on glass slides).
  • Label each collected sample with the patient's name and date sample was obtained.

Shipping Instructions

Shipping Sample: Ship at room temperature via Federal Express or other overnight courier that guarantees AM delivery to arrive Monday-Friday. There is no one in the laboratory evenings and weekends to receive samples. If sample is drawn on a Friday, please refrigerate it until shipment on the following business day.

Shipping Address:
Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory
University of Pennsylvania
415 Anatomy–Chemistry Building
3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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