RET Gene Sequencing

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Test Details

  • An individual with a personal history and family history of tumors and features associated with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) such as medullary thyroid cancer, hyperparathyroidism, pheochromocytoma, Hirschsprung disease and cutaneous lichen amyloidosis
  • An individual with a personal and/ or family history of a medullary thyroid cancer
  • An individual with a personal history suggestive of MEN2B which may include features such as marfanoid habitus, mucosal neuromas of the lips and tongue and ganglioneuromas of the intestine
  • An individual with apparent non-syndromic Hirschsprung disease
  • An unaffected individual with a family history suggestive of MEN2 (see above) when an affected individual is unavailable for his or her own genetic testing
  • Capillary Sequencing


3 weeks
2-5 mL Blood - Lavender Top Tube
Buccal Swab | Fibroblasts (separate charge for cell culture may apply) | Oral Rinse


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