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Instructions for use for specimen preparation

Tumor Block

a) FFPE tumor block (surgical preparation or biopsy) should be used.

b) Place the tumor block in a tumor block holder. Place only one tumor block in each holder. Please note, tumor block holders are not provided in the Specimen Collection Set. Ensure there is a specimen identification number on each tumor block holder submitted.

c) Place the tumor block holder inside the small plastic bag provided.

d) Place the small plastic bag with block into the slide/specimen holder.

e) Please include an adjacent diagnostic H&E (Hematoxylin & Eosin stain) slide.

 

Tumor Slides

a) Cut and label consecutive slides as follows:

b) Do not bake slides or use adhesives.

c) The slides should be numbered in the order of cutting. Ensure there is a specimen identification number on each slide submitted.

d) Please include an adjacent diagnostic H&E (Hematoxylin & Eosin stain) slide.

e) Place ordered slides in the slide/specimen holder.
IF SENDING SLIDES FROM MORE THAN ONE BLOCK, PREPARE SLIDES AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

EndoPredict reimbursed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) for Patients

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (ministry) requires that prior approval applications for funding of a Multigene Profiling Assay relative to an early diagnosis of invasive breast cancer are accompanied by the completed checklist. Please contact us for details on the checklist.

Newly diagnosed with early invasive breast cancer
Patient is fit to receive chemotherapy
ER positive
HER-2/neu negative
Lymph node negative or Micrometastatic disease (N1mi)
Receiving or intended to receive treatment with tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor (Anastrazole, Letrozole, Exemestane)