Molecular Oncology Specimen Requirements

Specimen Types

  • HopeSeq Solid Tumors Comprehensive Panels: FFPE
  • HopeSeq FNA Comprehensive Panel (Lung, Thyroid, Upper GI): FNA
  • Individual Molecular Oncology Testing: FFPE

Specimen Requirements

  • FFPE (Formalin Fixed Parrafin Embedded) Block with the highest tumor content, which is not exposed to any decalcifying solutions OR 1 H&E and 15 USS (unstained slides 10uM thickness)
  • FNA (Fine Needle aspirations): Special DNA/RNA stabilizer tube will be provided. Call Lab Outreach for special transport tube instruction sheet before performing FNA.


  • FFPE: ship at ambient temperature.