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Database I: Genetic Tests for Cancer: Database of genetic tests currently available

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1. Test (by type of test)
Name Other Names Primary Prevention Secondary Prevention Diagnostic Prognostic Recurrence Monitoring Specimen
Acid phosphatase, total and prostatic PAP       x x x serum
Adrenocorticotropic hormone ACTH     x       plasma
Alpha fetoprotein AFP   x   x x x serum
AML1/ETO translocation t(8;21)     x x x x blood, marrow
B-cell gene rearrangement       x x x   blood, marrow, tissue
BCL-1/JH gene rearrangement t(11;14)     x x   x blood, marrow, tissue
BCL-2 translocation t(14;18)     x x x x blood, marrow, tissue
BCR/ABL gene rearrangement Philadelphia chromosome     x x x x blood, marrow
Beta human chorionic gonadotropin b-HCG     x   x x serum
Beta-2 microglobulin       x x     serum
Bladder tumor antigen BTA         x x urine
BRCA Analysis BRCA1, BRCA2 x     x     blood
Calcitonin     x x x x   serum
Cancer antigen 125 CA 125         x x serum
Cancer antigen 15-3 CA 15-3         x x serum
Cancer antigen 19-9 CA 19-9         x x serum
Cancer antigen 27.29 CA 27.29         x x serum
Carcinoembryonic antigen CEA   x   x x x serum
Cathepsin D         x     tissue
CBFB/MYH11 fusion protein inv(16), t(16;16)     x x   x blood, marrow
CD 117, c-kit Gleevec sensitivity     x       tissue
CD 20 Rituxan sensitivity     x       blood
CD 25 Ontak sensitivity     x       Blood, marrow, tissue
CD 33 Mylotarg sensitivity     x       Blood, marrow
CD 52 Campath sensitivity     x       Blood, marrow
Chromosome 18q assay 18q/RER, DCC     x x     Blood, tissue
Colaris MLH1, MSH2   x x       Blood
Colaris AP APC, FAP   x x       Blood
Cyclin-D1       x x     Tissue
E-cadherin         x     Tissue
Epidermal growth factor receptor EGFR pharmDx, HER-1, Erbitux sensitivity     x       Tissue
Estrogen/progesterone receptor ER/PR     x x     Tissue
Fecal globin InSure, FOBT   x         Stool
FLT 3 mutation         x     Blood
HER-2/neu c-erbB-2, PathVysion, Herceptin eligibility     x x     Tissue
5-HIAA 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid     x x     Urine
Human papillomavius hybrid capture HPV, ThinPrep   x         Pap smear
IgVH mutation analysis         x     Blood, marrow
Immunocyt mucin, CEA         x x Urine
Kappa/lambda light chain             x Blood, tissue
LAP leukocyte alkaline phosphatase     x     x Blood, marrow
Lipid associated sialic acid LASA, LSA         x x Serum
Melaris p16 x           Blood
MIB-1 antibody Ki-67 antigen       x     Tissue
Micrometastasis detection cytokeratins         x x Marrow, tissue
Microsatellite instability MSI, BAT-26, RER+, HNPCC x x x x     Blood, tissue
MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 mutations HNPCC mismatch repair gene x           Blood
Neuron specific enolase NSE           x Serum
Nuclear matrix proteins NMP 22     x   x x Urine
Oncotype Dx Breast cancer assay       x     Tissue
p53 tumor suppressor gene p53       x     Tissue
PML/RARA translocation t(15;17)     x x   x Blood, marrow
PreGen-26 MSI, BAT-26 x x       x Stool
PreGen-Plus k-ras, APC, p53   x       x Stool
Prostate-specific antigen PSA free, total, ultrasensitive, HAMA   x   x x x Blood
T-cell recepter gene rearrangment       x       Blood, marrow, tissue
TEL/AML1 gene fusion t(12;21)     x x   x Blood, marrow
Thyroglobulin           x x Serum
Tumor antigen 90 immune complex TA90-IC       x x x Serum
Urokinase plasminogen activator uPA, PAI-1 (plasminogen activitor inhibitor)       x     Tissue
Urovysion Vysis Urovysion         x   Urine
ZAP-70         x     Blood, marrow

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