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Afirma Genomic Sequencing Classifier (GSC)
Veracyte, Afirma, Genomic Sequencing Classifier, GSC, Thyroid FNA Molecular Testing
2 complete passes from a thyroid fine needle aspirate (FNA)
2 complete passes from a thyroid fine needle aspirate (FNA) expressed into an Afirma FNAprotect tube after the FNA collection for cytology.
|Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions||
Collect 3 passes and express them into a green top cytology fixative vial and prepare and label accompanying slides. Then collect 2 additional passes and express them into the Afirma FNAprotect collection tube.
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Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history. Label specimen container with the patient's full first and last name, second unique identifier, and specimen source/site. Provide the site and size of the target lesion.
The Afirma FNAprotect tube specimen is stable at room temperature for up to 72 hours and then frozen at -20 to -80° C for 30 days.
|Unacceptable Specimen Conditions||
Unlabeled specimen, specimen in incorrect medium, expired FNAprotect tube, specimen that has not been frozen at -20 to -80° C within 72 hours.
Gene expression classification
Approximately 14 days
Specimens are retained frozen for 30 days after completion of FNA testing.