Bladder Cancer, FISH

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Also known as: Bladder Cancer Fish

Bladder Cancer, Fish

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The Bladder Cancer, FISH test contains 1 test with 1 biomarker.

Description: The Bladder Cancer, Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) test offered by Quest Diagnostics is a sophisticated diagnostic tool designed to detect chromosomal abnormalities associated with bladder cancer. This test is particularly useful for individuals who have symptoms suggestive of bladder cancer or those undergoing surveillance for bladder cancer.

Using a urine sample, the FISH test examines cells for specific genetic changes that are often present in bladder cancer cells. The test looks for abnormalities in chromosomes 3, 7, 9, and 17, as well as the loss of the 9p21 locus, which are common in bladder cancer cells. This approach enhances the detection of bladder cancer, especially in its early stages, and can be more sensitive than traditional cytology.

The Bladder Cancer, FISH test is recommended for individuals who have symptoms such as blood in the urine (hematuria), frequent urination, or painful urination. It is also a valuable tool for monitoring patients who have a history of bladder cancer, aiding in the early detection of recurrences.

Results from the FISH test should be interpreted by a healthcare professional in the context of the individual's clinical history and other diagnostic findings. Quest Diagnostics provides detailed results that can help guide further diagnostic testing, treatment decisions, and follow-up care for patients with bladder cancer or those at risk of developing it.

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