1Obtain specimen kit
Exact Sciences provides a specimen transportation kit box for each patient’s tissue sample. To request specimen transportation kit boxes, contact the Customer Service team at +866-ONCOTYPE (+866-662-6897)
Kit orders are usually processed within a day and received within 48 hours.
3Submit a sample
Exact Sciences can work directly with the pathology team (or the treating physician) to obtain a sample.
When submitting a DCIS sample for the Oncotype DX Breast DCIS Score® test, please choose the block with the greatest amount (cross-sectional area) of the highest-grade DCIS and the least amount of non-DCIS mammary epithelium (hyperplastic mammary epithelium, normal epithelium). While the Exact Sciences laboratory can accept tumor blocks and unstained slides, blocks are preferred.
Total mastectomy specimens are not appropriate samples for the Breast DCIS Score® test. In rare cases the diagnostic needle core biopsy may have more DCIS (cross-sectional area) than the excisional sample; if this is the case, then the needle core biopsy should be submitted.
All specimens must be labeled with S barcode labels from the Oncotype DX specimen collection and transportation kit box for that patient.
4Access test results
Most Breast DCIS Score reports are available within 2 weeks from the date we receive your patient’s sample in our laboratory. You can access the results through the online physician portal or receive the report by fax.
With Exact Sciences' online physician portal, ordering a test, tracking test progress, and accessing results is convenient and efficient.
- Orders can be submitted online—virtually eliminating the need for follow-up calls to complete any missing information
- All patient orders and results reports can be viewed, tracked, and sorted quickly
- Orders and results reports may be viewed online, printed, or downloaded as PDFs