Patients with hematologic malignancies and sarcomas can be tested with FoundationOneHeme, which is performed on FFPE, peripheral whole blood or bone marrow aspirate specimens. When submitting specimens to Foundation Medicine, please include the following items in the FoundationOneHeme Specimen Kit:
- Appropriate specimen per FoundationOneHeme Specimen Collection Instructions, labeled with two patient-specific identifiers
- Completed Test Requisition Form
- Copy of recent pathology/cytology reports
Note for Bone Samples: Do not use strong acids to decalcify. Hydrochloric acid should be avoided; EDTA is recommended, and formic acid has mixed results. Place sample in decalcifying solution for minimal amount of time. Using a weaker acid and shorter time for decalcifying preserves the nucleic acid and increases likelihood for getting results on bone samples.