A companion diagnostic device can be in vitro diagnostic device or an imaging tool that provides information that is essential for the safe and effective use of a corresponding therapeutic product. The use of an IVD companion diagnostic device with a particular therapeutic product is stipulated in the instructions for use in the labeling of both the diagnostic device and the corresponding therapeutic product, as well as in the labeling of any generic equivalents and biosimilar equivalents of the therapeutic product.
The cobas® EGFR Mutation Test is a real-time PCR test for the qualitative detection of exon 19 deletions and exon 21 (L858R) substitution mutations of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene in DNA derived from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPET) human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tumor tissue. The test is intended to be used as an aid in selecting patients with metastatic NSCLC for whom Tarceva® (erlotinib), an EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), is indicated.
The Cobas 4800 BRAF V600 Mutation Test is an in vitro diagnostic device intended for the qualitative detection of the BRAF V600E mutation in DNA extracted from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded human melanoma tissue. The Cobas 4800 BRAF V600 Mutation Test is a real-time PCR test on the Cobas 4800 system, and is intended to be used as an aid in selecting melanoma patients whose tumors carry the BRAF V600E mutation for treatment with vemurafenib.
The Vysis ALK Break Apart FISH Probe Kit is a qualitative test to detect rearrangements involving the ALK gene via fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tissue specimens to aid in identifying patients eligible for treatment with Xalkori (crizotinib). This is for prescription use only.