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Test ID: SGTF MYB (6q23) Rearrangement FISH, Tissue

Useful For

Assessing for MYB gene rearrangements in patients with primary salivary gland carcinoma to aid in confirming or excluding the diagnosis of primary salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinomas

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
_PBCT Probe, +2 No, (Bill Only) No
_PADD Probe, +1 No, (Bill Only) No
_PB02 Probe, +2 No, (Bill Only) No
_PB03 Probe, +3 No, (Bill Only) No
_IL25 Interphases, <25 No, (Bill Only) No
_I099 Interphases, 25-99 No, (Bill Only) No
_I300 Interphases, >=100 No, (Bill Only) No

Testing Algorithm

This test does not include a pathology consultation. If a pathology consult is requested, PATHC / Pathology Consultation should be ordered and the appropriate FISH test will be ordered and performed at an additional charge.


This test includes a charge for application of the first probe set (2 FISH probes) and professional interpretation of results.


Additional charges will be incurred for all reflex probes performed. Analysis charges will be incurred based on the number of cells analyzed per probe set. If no cells are available for analysis, no analysis charges will be incurred.

Method Name

Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)

Reporting Name

MYB (6q23), FISH, Ts

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Provide a reason for referral and pathology report with each specimen. The laboratory will not reject testing if this information is not provided, but appropriate testing and interpretation may be compromised or delayed.


Advise Express Mail or equivalent if not on courier service.


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:


Specimen Type: Tissue

Preferred: Tissue block

Collection Instructions: Submit a formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue block.  Blocks prepared with alternative fixation methods may be acceptable; provide fixation method used.


Acceptable: Slides

Collection Instructions: Four consecutive, unstained, 5 micron-thick sections placed on positively charged slides, and 1 hematoxylin and eosin-stained slide.

Specimen Minimum Volume

Two consecutive unstained 5 micron-thick sections placed on positive-charged slides, and 1 hematoxylin and eosin-stained slide.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Tissue Ambient (preferred)

Clinical Information

Salivary adenoid cystic carcinomas (ACC), although uncommon, are frequent among salivary gland malignancies. ACC is typically an aggressive tumor with a poor prognosis. Histologically, ACC show significant morphologic overlap with other salivary gland tumors, but have a much different clinical course. Because ACC requires a management distinct from histologically similar lesions, it is important to make an accurate diagnosis. Translocations between MYB (6q23.3) and NFIB (9p24) have been identified in a large proportion of primary salivary gland ACC. These alterations have not been identified in other salivary gland tumors. Therefore, separation of MYB, in the proper clinical and histologic context, is diagnostic for ACC and can be confirmed by FISH with MYB break-apart probes.

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.


A positive result is detected when the percent of cells with an abnormality exceeds the normal cutoff for the probe set.


A positive result suggests rearrangement of the MYB locus. The presence of a MYB rearrangement in conjunction with the proper clinical and histologic features is diagnostic of adenoid cystic carcinomas (ACC). A confirmed diagnosis of ACC results in specific clinical management that may be distinct from the management of other salivary gland neoplasms.


A negative result suggests no rearrangement of the MYB gene region at 6q23.3. The absence of a MYB rearrangement does not exclude the diagnosis of ACC, as a subset of ACCs do not show an MYB rearrangement.

Clinical Reference

1. Mitani Y, Rao PH, Futreal PA, et al: Novel chromosomal rearrangements and break points at the t(6;9) in salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma: association with MYB-NFIB chimeric fusion, MYB expression, and clinical outcome. Clin Cancer Res 2011;17(22):7003-7014

2. West RB, Kong C, Clarke N, et al: MYB expression and translocation in adenoid cystic carcinomas and other salivary gland tumors with clinicopathologic correlation. Am J Surg Pathol 2011;35(1):92-99

3. Bell D, Roberts D, Karpowicz M, et al: Clinical significance of Myb protein and downstream target genes in salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma. Cancer Biol Ther 2011;12:569-573

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Samples processed Monday through Sunday. Results reported Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

Analytic Time

7 days

Test Classification

This test was developed using an analyte specific reagent. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

88271x2, 88291 – DNA probe, each (first probe set), Interpretation and report

88271x2 – DNA probe, each; each additional probe set (if appropriate)

88271x1 – DNA probe, each; coverage for sets containing 3 probes (if appropriate)

88271x2 – DNA probe, each; coverage for sets containing 4 probes (if appropriate)

88271x3 – DNA probe, each; coverage for sets containing 5 probes (if appropriate)

88274 w/modifier 52 – Interphase in situ hybridization, <25 cells, each probe set (if appropriate)

88274 – Interphase in situ hybridization, 25 to 99 cells, each probe set (if appropriate)     

88275 – Interphase in situ hybridization, 100 to 300 cells, each probe set (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SGTF MYB (6q23), FISH, Ts In Process


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
54615 Result Summary 50397-9
54618 Interpretation 69965-2
54617 Result 62356-1
CG898 Reason for Referral 42349-1
54619 Specimen 31208-2
54620 Source 31208-2
54621 Tissue ID 80398-1
54622 Method 49549-9
55127 Additional Information 48767-8
53817 Disclaimer 62364-5
54623 Released By 18771-6


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send an Oncology Test Request (T729) with the specimen.

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