The PD-L1 test helps doctors determine whether a patient will benefit from immunotherapy, especially in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), gastric adenocarcinomas, adenocarcinomas of gastroesophageal sphincter, urinary tract and other types of cancerPD-L1 test is designed for the following cases:
One approach to fighting cancer is blocking the PD-L1 protein, which may prevent cancer cells from inactivating T cells through both PD-1 and B7.1. The goal of immunotherapy is to increase the activity of the immune system to generate a more effective anticancer response.
PD-L1 test is performed using the immunohistochemistry method, which is used to detect PD-L1 protein in formalin-fixed and paraffin-encapsulated (FFPE) – tissue from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) from gastric adenocarcinomas, adenocarcinomas of gastroesophageal sphincter, urinary tract and other types of cancer.
For those patients where only their response to immunotherapy needs to be investigated, it is recommended that Immune Response, which includes the three biomarkers predicting response to TMB immunotherapy, MSI& PD–L1
What types of cancer does it cover?
The test covers all types of cancer and helps predict patients’ response to immunotherapy. The PD-L1 test is most often performed in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), gastric adenocarcinomas, adenocarcinomas of gastroesophageal sphincter, urinary tract and other types of cancer.
In how many days are the results delivered?
Results are delivered within 7 business days.
What type of sample is required for the test?
A paraffin block containing the tumor tissue or unstained paraffin slides.
Is the test covered by any public/private insurance?
For cost coverage and information click here to contact the Genekor secretariat.
How do I make the payment for the test?
Payment can be made by bank transfer or debit/credit card.
How I send the sample and receive the results?
Regarding the receipt of the sample, contact the secretariat at 210- 6032138. The results are shared with your doctor and with you via email.
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*To complete the test, you are required to complete and send the Consent form that you will find on the link below.