c-Kit Mutation (GIST) - Tissue

The c-Kit Mutation (GIST) - Tissue test identifies mutations in the c-Kit gene in tissue samples. This gene produces a protein that sends signals inside cells, playing a key role in cell growth and division. Mutations in this gene are often associated with a type of cancer called gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). This test plays a critical role in the diagnosis and treatment of GISTs.

  • Test Name c-Kit Mutation (GIST) - Tissue
  • Sample Type paraffin block
  • Preparations Required No special preparation, fasting or water consumption restrictions are required prior to the test.
  • Report Time 10 days

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The c-Kit Mutation (GIST) - Tissue test is a genetic test that identifies mutations in the c-Kit gene in tissue samples. These mutations are often linked to gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs).

    This test may be recommended if you've been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) or if you exhibit symptoms of this condition. The results can guide your treatment plan.

    The test is performed on a tissue sample, typically obtained through a biopsy of the tumor.

    If a c-Kit mutation is detected, it suggests that your GIST may respond to certain targeted therapies. If no mutation is found, other treatments may be necessary.

    No special preparation is needed for this test. However, you should inform your doctor of any medications or supplements you're taking, as these may affect the results

    The risks associated with this test are minimal and mostly related to the biopsy procedure used to obtain the tissue sample, which can include pain, infection, and bleeding.

    If your test results are abnormal, consult an oncologist, a doctor who specializes in cancer treatment.

    If a c-Kit mutation is found, targeted therapies, such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors, may be an effective treatment option.

    Yes, certain medications and other medical conditions can affect the accuracy of this test. Discuss all of your health conditions and medications with your doctor prior to the test.

    No, fasting is not required before this test.

    Normal results would show no mutation in the c-Kit gene. However, the interpretation of results should always be done in conjunction with your symptoms, medical history, and other diagnostic tests.

    An abnormal result, i.e., the presence of a c-Kit mutation, suggests that your GIST might respond to certain types of targeted therapies.

    The frequency of this test will depend on your doctor's recommendations, based on your diagnosis, treatment plan, and response to therapy.

    No specific precautions are needed after the test. However, it's important to discuss your results with your doctor, who can guide you on the next steps of your treatment plan.

    There are no direct side effects associated with the test, but the biopsy procedure to obtain the tissue sample can cause temporary discomfort or bruising.

    No, this test requires a tissue sample from a biopsy procedure, which should be performed by a healthcare professional in a clinical setting.

    There are no modifiable factors that significantly impact the results of this test as the presence or absence of c-Kit mutations is primarily determined by genetics.

    The nonmodifiable factors that affect the results of this test are primarily genetic. Your genetic makeup determines whether or not you have a c-Kit mutation.

    If your test results are abnormal, consult your doctor to discuss the appropriate treatment options.

    Certain medications might potentially interfere with the results of this test. Be sure to discuss all medications and supplements you're currently taking with your doctor.

    This test provides valuable information that can guide the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). Understanding your test results can aid you and your doctor in making informed decisions about your healthcare.

c-Kit Mutation (GIST) - Tissue
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