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RET/PTC Rearrangement, Thyroid Cancer
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Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
RET/PTC gene fusion is detected in 5-40% of papillary thyroid carcinomas, but has been reported at low frequency in other types of thyroid lesions. Correlation with morphologic and clinical findings is thus required. The assay tests for both RET/PTC1 and RET/PTC3 rearrangements using a reverse transcription PCR assay. The lower limit of sensitivity is approximately 2.5% mutation-bearing cells in a mixed sample, but can vary due to RNA preservation.
Papillary Thyroid Cancer
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