Understand Your Test

ALK Mutation (Gene Rearrangement)

Formal Name

 

ALK (Anaplastic Lymphoma Receptor Tyrosine Kinase) Gene Rearrangement

 

Why Get Tested?

To detect an ALK gene rearrangement in tumor tissue in order to guide non-small cell lung cancer therapy.

When To Get Tested?

When you have been diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer and your doctor is considering a therapeutic management plan that may include an ALK kinase inhibitor such as crizotinib.