Clonality Assessment (Ig/TCR) for suspected cutaneous lymphoma

Description: 
The cutaneous lymphoma service at GSTFT is the largest tertiary referral centre in the UK for primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL) . The laboratory provides a molecular diagnostic service for clonality assessment in cutaneous T- and B-cell lymphoma and has a strong international reputation for clinical excellence and research. The majority of cases analysed are requested through our cutaneous lymphoma MDM but we accept direct referrals for outside cases. Asssays are performed on fresh/frozen lesional skin biopsies or parrafin embedded tissue, we will also analyse matched blood samples and other tissues if involvelment is suspected. Further information and request forms can be obtained by contacting the laboratory directly. Translational research is fundamental to the laboratory and we are continually working towards enhancing and developing our service.
Sample type and Volume required: 
Please contact the laboratory directly for details of how to request tests for clonality assessment and for advice on how to send samples. We are able to carry out analyses from fresh and FFPE tissue.
Turnaround time: 
15 working days
Storage and transport: 
Please contact laboratory for details.
Contacts:
The Skin Tumour Unit
0207188 8081
Skin Tumour Unit at Guys' Hospital
020 7188 8081 (Bleep - 1997)
St John's Institute of Dermatology
Tower Wing - 9th floor
Guy's Hospital
London SE1 9RT
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 11/08/2017