EGFR Mutation Analysis by ARMS PCR for stratifying patients with NSCLC
What is EGFR Mutation Analysis by ARMS PCR for stratifying patients with NSCLC?
EGFR mutation analysis can detect EGFR gene mutations in tumour specimens of patients suffering from NSCLC. Therefore, this test is recommended for the people who are suffering from or are suspected to suffer from NSCLC. NSCLC is Non Small Cell Lung Cancer that can affect both smokers and non smokers. It is generally cured by surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. ARMS (amplification refractory mutation system) is a simple method used to detect any mutation involving single base changes and small deletions. EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) plays an important role in cellular tumour growth. A sample of the tumour is taken in order to be examined and stored in a paraffin block transport pouch or slide mailer.