BRCA1&2 Analysis

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General Information

Lab Name
BRCA1&2 Analysis
Lab Code
BRCA12
Epic Ordering
BRCA 1&2 Analysis
Description

BRCA1 & BRCA2 testing is useful for the evaluation of patients who are suspected to have hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Testing is performed using next-generation sequencing to detect most mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2. The assay completely sequences all exons of these genes AND detects large deletions, duplications and mosaicism.

For patients with a suspected hereditary cancer syndrome, including hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, see BROCA Cancer Risk Panel [BROCA].

Forms & Requisitions

Requisition Form and Ordering Instructions:

  1. Fill out a Genetics Requisition
  2. Check "BRCA 1/2 - Complete Analysis"

Preauthorization Form (preauthorization is only done for providers who are external to the UW system)

Synonyms
BART, BRCA1&2 Sequencing, BRCA1&2 deletion and duplication testing
Components

Interpretation

Method

Next-generation sequencing

Reference Range
See individual components
Guidelines

Ordering & Collection

Specimen Type
Peripheral Blood, cultured cells from skin biopsy, purified DNA from peripheral blood or cultured cells
Collection

BLOOD:

  • 10 mL whole blood in LAVENDER TOP EDTA tube.
  • Also acceptable: YELLOW TOP ACD tube, purified DNA from peripheral blood or cultured cells.

SKIN BIOPSY:

  • Collection and transport: Obtain 2-4 mm punch biopsy of skin sample under sterile conditions and place in transport media (e.g. Alpha-MEM media, RPMI). Transport media can be supplied by the lab; call 206-598-4488 to request. If transport media is not available, the following media are acceptable alternatives if shipping time will not exceed 24 hours: lactated Ringer's solution, viral transport medium, or sterile saline. DO NOT USE formaldehyde, formalin, alcohol, or 5% dextrose, or tissue culture medium buffered with bicarbonate.

CULTURED CELLS:

  • (2) T23 or (1) T75 flask (minimum 1-T25 flask)*.

*Prenatal testing requires concomitant testing for maternal cell contamination (see Online Test Guide [[MCC]] for ordering and specimen requirements)

Forms & Requisitions

Requisition Form and Ordering Instructions:

  1. Fill out a Genetics Requisition
  2. Check "BRCA 1/2 - Complete Analysis"

Preauthorization Form (preauthorization is only done for providers who are external to the UW system)

Handling Instructions

Ship specimen at room temperature for overnight delivery.

Blood specimens can be held for up to 7 days before shipping if refrigerated.

Ship specimens to:

UW MEDICAL CENTER

LABORATORY MEDICINE - GENETICS LAB

1959 NE PACIFIC ST, ROOM NW220

SEATTLE, WA 98195-7110

Quantity
requested: Entire sample
minimum: 5 ml whole blood

Processing

Processing

Blood: Refrigerate whole blood

Unacceptable Conditions: Frozen or clotted specimens

Stability (collection to initiation of testing): Ambient: 5 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Purified DNA: Refrigerate DNA specimens. Frozen is acceptable.

Performance

LIS Dept Code
Genetics (GEN)
Performing Location(s)
UW-MT Genetics

Attention: Genetics Lab
Clinical lab, Room NW220
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195

Tel: 206-598–6429 M–F (7:30 AM–4:00 PM)
Fax: 206-598–0304
Lab email: genelab@uw.edu

Tel (EXOME only): 206-543-0459

Manager

Rebecca Gaulin, rgaulin@uw.edu

Genetic Counselors

Angela Jacobson, MS, LGC agibson@uw.edu
Sarah Paolucci, MA, MS, LGC, spaolucc@uw.edu
Jenna Huey, MS, LGC, jlhuey@uw.edu
Sandra Coe, MS,LGC, scoe20@uw.edu
Dru Leistritz, MS, LGC, dru2@uw.edu (EXOME testing only)

Variant Review Scientist

Ankita Jhuraney, PhD

Faculty

Colin C. Pritchard, MD, PhD
Brian H. Shirts, MD, PhD
Christina Lockwood, PhD, DABCC
Stephen Salipante, MD, PhD
Eric Konnick, MD, MS
Niklas Krumm, MD,PhD
Vera Paulson, MD, PhD
Jillian Buchan, PhD, FACMG

Frequency
Results within 4-6 weeks, once sample arrives in the laboratory.
Available STAT?
No

Billing & Coding

CPT codes
Billing Comments

For billing information, see BRCA1&2 Analysis Billing

For pricing information, contact Client Support Services 206-520-4600 or 800-713-5198.

Billing and Insurance Pre-Authorization

We offer insurance pre-authorization services (preauthorization is only done for providers who are external to the UW system).

Email: ngsbill@uw.edu or call 1-855-320-4869 for more information.

Genetics Preauthorization Form

LOINC
59041-4