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Test Code KRSM KRAS Mutations Detection

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Pancreatic cyst fluid or other body fluid
Container/Tube: Sterile plain container
Specimen Quantity: Entire collection


Please note that the optimal volume of pancreatic cyst fluid is at least 500 µL. The minimal volume is at least 200 µL.



Days and Times Performed

Bimonthly, TAT 14 working days.


Polymerase Chain Reaction, DNA Sequencing

Service Code



Last updated 30/07/2021

Specimen Stability

Pancreatic cyst fluid 7 days, refrigerated


Testing Laboratory

National University Hospital
Molecular Diagnosis Centre, 67724384

Useful For

Aids as a prognostic markers for cancer patients treated with epidermal growth factor receptor-targeted therapies. The mutations screened for are codon 12 and codon 13 of exon 2 and codon 61 of exon 3 of the KRAS gene. Auto reflex of the BRAF Val600Glu mutation when KRAS mutations are not detected.


An interpretative report will be provided.

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