FISH-MET (7q31) AMPLIFICATION

MET is a proto-oncogene and its overexpression is associated with disease progression. As per recent studies MET amplification plays a major role for acquired resistance to Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Domain Inhibitor (EGFR-TKI). MET amplification has been reported in approximately 5% of patients not treated with EGFR-TKI and up to 20% of patients with acquired resistance to Gefitinib or Erlotinib. Over-expression of MET has been observed in variety of neoplasms of kidney, lung, head & neck, ovary, breast, thyroid, brain, stomach, pancreas and colon. This amplification has been associated with an unfavorable prognosis in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and resistance to EGFR inhibitors.

  • Test Type:
  • Pre-test Information:
    Duly filled Chromosome & FISH analysis Test Request Form (Form 17) is mandatory.
  • Report Delivery:
    Sample Daily by 4 pm; Report 4 Days
  • Components:
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Sample Report