Item Value
Test name MGMT Promoter Methylation Assay
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 2-3 weeks
In House Availability Run 1x per week, day shift only
Performed by Medical Genomics - Molecular Diagnostics
Normal range Negative
No methylation
Methylation Index=0
Container type
Collection Instructions Sections on slides selected for MGMT methylation analysis must be at least 1 cm and consists of at least 50% tumor.

A pathologist must circle the tumor area of an H&E slide. Five (5) unstained additional slides cut serially adjacent after the H&E slide must also be submitted.

Label slides with pathology case number and block identification.

All specimens not ordered directly by UCSF Pathology must be accompanied with a completed Molecular Diagnostics Requisition form and a pathology report.

For UCSF Samples (from remote sites) Click here for sample collection instructions

For NON-UCSF Samples Click here for Requisition form & Account set-up instructions.

Note we only do institutional billing.
Sample type Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded 10-micron tissue sections on five (5) unstained, uncharged glass slides. One adjacent H&E stained slide should be included.

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667