Outreach Laboratories

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Client Services
612-273-7838 Fax: 612-273-0183

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To request current information on test prices, please call 612-625-3949.

Our referral outreach laboratory is a collaboration between University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview Health Services with the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

University of Minnesota Physicians Outreach Laboratories, as owner/operator, provides the administrative, marketing, and medical direction while University of Minnesota

Medical Center performs the technical laboratory services.

This specialized and complex laboratory work, performed at the University location, remains consistent with the high quality standards you have been accustomed to over the past several decades from the University Outreach Labs. With our dedication to customer service and a full array of leading-edge testing, our focus is on quality, accuracy, timeliness, and continued development of innovative diagnostic laboratory testing.

Consultative and interpretative assistance is provided by pathologists, doctoral scientists, and other physicians from the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology of the University of Minnesota Medical School.

We provide:
  • High quality, accessible, cost effective, comprehensive services
  • Innovative clinical laboratory practice
  • Educational resources for our healthcare practitioners
  • Accessible diagnostic information in response to customer needs
Services include:
  • Routine and complex testing
  • 24-hour clinical pathology and technical consultation
  • Cost competitive pricing
  • Cutting-edge technologies
  • Educational opportunities
  • Special project assistance

Quality Assurance

Recognized regionally and nationally, the laboratory offers a full range of testing services, from acute care support to unique reference diagnostic testing, with a strong emphasis on quality, accuracy and timeliness.

Each of our laboratories has an active quality assurance/ quality control program, including CAP Proficiency Testing and CAP Laboratory Inspection.

CLIA# 24D0995276

CAP# 7178976-01

Interactive Client Lab Invoicing Portal

As a client of University of Minnesota Physicians Outreach Laboratories we make invoicing easier than ever! With our billing portal you can set up designated users to view and access all invoices.

The billing portal is a web based application that can easily be accessed from a web browser.

Benefits of online invoice access:
  • Detailed to patient level
  • Unlimited invoice access
  • Email alerts for new invoices
  • Ability to dispute charges
  • Monthly Lab Updates
  • Important Announcements
University of Minnesota Physician’s Outreach Laboratories does not bill third party insurance or patients. We will bill the submitting facility for testing.

AVAILABLE TESTS

Recognized regionally and nationally, the laboratory offers a full range of testing services, from acute care support to unique reference diagnostic testing, with a strong emphasis on quality, accuracy and timeliness.

General Laboratory Testing
  • Blood bank
  • Chemistry
  • Coagulation
  • Hematology
  • Therapeutic drug analysis
  • Toxicology
  • Urinalysis
Anatomic Pathology
  • Expert pathology interpretations by board certified pathologists, including specialists in gastrointestinal (GI) pathology and hepatopathology
  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC) stains
  • In Situ Hybridization (ISH) special stains
  • Autopsy coverage services
Cytopathology
  • SurePath® imaged pap smear technology
  • Non-GYN cytology
  • Fine-needle aspirate (FNA) preparation and interpretation
Electron Microscopy
  • Magnifies specimens 2,000x-300,000x
  • Views internal features to evaluate tissue specimens at structural level
  • Utilizes JEOL JEM 1400Plus Transmission Electron Microscope
Special Coagulation
  • Coagulation abnormality assessments
  • Factor assays
  • Lupus inhibitor testing
Allergens

Biochemical Genetics

Cytogenetics
  • ALK/ROS1 FISH
Drug Analysis

Flow Cytometry

Hematopathology/Bone Marrow

Immunology/HLA Testing

Microbiology/Infectious Diseases
  • Parasitology
  • Mycology
  • Bacteriology
  • Virology
Molecular Microbiology/Virology

Protein and Endocrine Testing

Next Generation Sequencing
  • ProSigna Breast Cancer Gene

Use the links below to download instructions and forms for testing. To request current information on test prices, please call 612-625-3949.

Downloadable Forms and Instructions
Specimen Receiving has relocated! - See details
Molecular Inherited Genetic Disorders and Non-NGS Oncology
Molecular NGS Oncology
BGen Information and Requisitions
Coagulation Requisition
Cytogenetics Requisition
IFC Requisition
Specimen/Slides Tracking Form

To request current information on test prices, please call 612-625-3949.

Use the links below to download instructions and forms for testing.

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GENOMIC PROFILING CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Prosigna Breast Cancer Prognastic Gene Signature Assay
  • The only FDA 510(k)-cleared, PAM50-based, early-stage breast cancer assay to deliver highly accurate assessment of risk of distant recurrence with a personalized prognostic score that identifies your patient’s 10-year risk.
Oncology Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Panels
Disease-specific, multi-gene panels focused on actionable, NCCN guidelines for molecular characterization of common solid and hematologic malignancies.

Solid Tumor Panels
  • Lung (with ALK/ROS1 FISH)
  • Colorectal
  • Melanoma
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Glioma
  • Thyroid
Hematologic Panels
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Oncology Molecular Diagnostic Testing
  • Quantitative BCR-ABL major (p210) and minor (p190) transcript testing
  • MLH1 promoter methylation analysis
  • MGMT promoter methylation analysis
  • Microsatellite instability testing (Bethesda consensus panel)
  • HPV (COBAS) testing for cervical cancer screening (Pap smears)
  • HPV testing for formalin-fixed tissues
Familial Cancer Predisposition Testing
  • Focused BRCA1 and BRCA2 (includes NGS and CopyNumber Analysis (CNA)
  • Actionable Hereditary Breast Cancer Panel (11 genes analyzed by NGS and CNA)
  • Expanded Hereditary Breast Cancer Panel (18 genes analyzed by NGS and CNA)

GENOMIC PROFILING COMING IN 2018

Solid tumor NGS testing
  • PCR-based assay including 61 genes
  • Test panels organized by disease states (listed on back)
  • Common solid cancers with NCCN molecular testing guidelines will have “focused” panels
    • Range 3-8 genes
    • Lung, colorectal, melanoma, glioma, GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumor)
  • New expanded panels based on cancer type
    • Range 12-43 genes
    • Lung, colorectal, melanoma, glioma, thyroid, breast & gynecologic, genitourinary, head & neck, and pancreas
  • Custom orders for individual genes will be available
Hematologic malignancy NGS testing
  • Hybrid capture-based assay including 70 genes
  • Test panels organized by disease states (listed on back)
  • Focused Myelopfoliferative Neoplasm testing
    • 4 genes
  • Expanded panels (10-44 genes) based on cancer type
    • Acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, expanded myeloproliferative neoplasm, chronic lymphocytic leukemia/lymphoma, diffuse large B cell lymphoma
Inherited disease (germline) NGS testing
  • Familial Cancer testing
    • Including breast, ovarian, and Lynch syndrome
  • Whole exome testing

GENE PANELS

Download Gene Panel reference sheet