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PDGFRA Mutation Analysis-Solid Tumors (including GIST)

The PDGFRA Mutation Analysis is a specialized genetic test that detects mutations in the PDGFRA gene in tumor tissue. The PDGFRA gene provides instructions for making a protein that helps control cell growth and division. Mutations in this gene are associated with certain types of solid tumors, including gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs).


  • Profile Name: PDGFRA Mutation Analysis-Solid Tumors (including GIST)
  • Sample Type: Tumor Tissue
  • Preparations Required: No specific preparation is required for this test.
  • Report Time: 7 Days

Understanding the results of this test can be particularly useful in managing your health. It can help your doctor confirm a diagnosis, understand the severity of the condition, and guide treatment decisions, including the use of targeted therapies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This test is important for diagnosing certain types of solid tumors, including GISTs. The presence of PDGFRA mutations can provide valuable information about the nature and severity of the tumor, and may influence treatment decisions.

No, fasting is not required for this test.

No specific preparation is needed for this test. However, it's important to inform your doctor about any medications or supplements you're taking as they may affect the test results.

This test may be done if you have been diagnosed with a solid tumor, particularly a GIST. It may also be done if other tests suggest the presence of a PDGFRA mutation.

This test detects the presence of mutations in the PDGFRA gene in your tumor tissue. A positive result indicates that you have a PDGFRA mutation, which is associated with certain types of solid tumors.

The frequency of this test depends on your individual circumstances and your doctor's recommendations. If you are diagnosed with a solid tumor, your doctor may recommend regular testing to monitor your condition and the effectiveness of treatment.

A normal result for this test is negative, which means that no PDGFRA mutations were detected in your tumor tissue.

There are no specific precautions for this test. However, it's important to inform your doctor about any medications or supplements you're taking, as they may affect the test results.

The main factor that can affect the results of this test is the quality of the sample. If the sample is not collected or stored properly, it may not be possible to detect PDGFRA mutations.

If your test results are abnormal, you should consult an oncologist. They can provide guidance on the next steps based on your test results and individual circumstances.

Yes, this test can help diagnose certain types of solid tumors, including GISTs. A positive result indicates the presence of a PDGFRA mutation, which is associated with these conditions.

A positive result indicates the presence of a PDGFRA mutation in your tumor tissue. This genetic change is associated with certain types of solid tumors, including GISTs.

Lifestyle changes are unlikely to affect the results of this genetic test. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can support your overall health and may help manage symptoms of solid tumors.

Certain medications are unlikely to affect the results of this genetic test. However, it's always important to inform your doctor about all the medications and supplements you're taking.

Yes, you can take this test if you're pregnant. However, it's important to inform your doctor about your pregnancy as certain solid tumors can affect pregnancy outcomes.

Yes, children can undergo this test. However, the interpretation of results may be different in children, and it's important to discuss any concerns with a pediatrician.

Yes, this test can be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for solid tumors. Your doctor may recommend regular testing to track changes in the presence of the PDGFRA mutation.

While this test is specifically designed to detect PDGFRA mutations associated with certain solid tumors, abnormal results may also suggest other health conditions or complications. Your doctor will interpret the results in the context of your overall health and other test results.

Yes, this test can be used in people with immune system disorders. However, the interpretation of results may be different, as these conditions can affect the body's response to infections and other diseases.

Yes, this test can be used in people with liver or kidney disease. However, the interpretation of results may be different, as these conditions can affect the body's overall health status.

In conclusion, the PDGFRA Mutation Analysis is a valuable tool for diagnosing and managing certain types of solid tumors, including GISTs. Understanding the test and its implications can empower you to make informed decisions about your health. Always consult with your doctor for personalized advice based on your health status and test results.

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