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Intermountain's ICG100 ONCO Focus Panel

Intermountain Precision Genomics, a cancer sequencing service provided by Intermountain Healthcare, is now offering the ICG100 ONCO Focus Panel. The next-generation sequencing panel analyzes five genes, KRAS, BRAF, NRAS, EGFR, and KIT, and is a leaner offering than the ICG100 Comprehensive Cancer panel which gauges 162 genes. Intermountain said that the five-gene panel requires as little as 20 nanograms of DNA, or between 5,000 and 8,000 cells, and has a two-day turnaround time, as opposed to the two weeks it takes to get back results from the comprehensive panel. The ICG100 ONCO Focus Panel evaluates genes that are frequently mutated in melanoma, lung, and colon cancers.

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