Expert Video - How is biomarker testing carried out?
Robert Winn, MD, of the Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University, discusses different ways to take samples for lung cancer biomarker testing, including VATS (video assisted thoracoscopy), bronchoscopy, and blood, urine, or saliva testing. He also discusses the number of different biomarkers a laboratory may look for in the biological samples and shares questions patients should ask before and after biomarker testing, including about insurance coverage, when to expect results, and when to call with questions.
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