Molecular Testing


Leading the way in cancer gene testing


To request molecular testing

  • Please send a completed request form stating which test you require.
  • Please clearly indicate your EDI and email address so that we can get the result to you promptly.
  • Send a copy of the request form to molecular.testing@pathlab.co.nz AND to the originating laboratory so that they may send the block to us for testing.
  • Pass on information about billing to the patient.
  • If the cost of this test is not covered by your DHB, write 'PATIENT PAYMENT' on the form.
  • Please ensure the patient will arrange prompt payment to avoid delays in testing.
  • Payment options are via credit card or direct banking - details at the bottom of the form.

We currently offer

  • PDL1 immunohistochemistry for immunotherapy - $200* **
  • MSI immunohistochemistry for immunotherapy - $175*
  • EGFR (plasma) mutation testing including T790M - $495
  • KRAS mutation testing - $497*
  • NRAS mutation testing - $475*
  • BRAF mutation testing - $387*
  • NRAS / BRAF / EGFR mutuation testing - $558*
  • All RAS testing - $912

*Our prices include the preparation of the slides, review by a Pathologist, the molecular test and the final issuing of a report.

**Price also includes interpretation of staining by a Pathologist specially trained in PDL1 analysis.

All prices are inclusive of GST.


Sample Requirements

  • All requests excluding Plasma EGFR - Formalin fixed paraffin tissue block(s) with sufficient tumour cells for testing.
  • Plasma EGFR - Minimum of 15mls blood in EDTA tubes.

For more information please contact us at molecular.testing@pathlab.co.nz