Gastrointestinal Resources


Incyte Gastrointestinal Requisition

Brent M. Hjermstad, M.D.

Articles of Interest:  

New Codes Mean More Specificity For Gastrointestinal Conditions   

Incyte Diagnostics’ coding staff has begun the ICD-10 training process and would like to share some of what they have learned in this series of articles.  Click here to read the entire article

Incyte Diagnostics Adopts ToGA Guidelines: Gastric and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Testing for HER2 Status - IHC vs. FISH  
By David C. Hoak, M.D.

At Incyte Diagnostics, we have adopted the ToGA guidelines.  We will test a patient’s first biopsy with IHC for HER2 with reflex to ISH (FISH or CISH) for equivocal HER2 by IHC results.  Click here to read the entire article

HNPCC - It's All Relative   
By Amy M. Backer, M.D.

Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is an inherited condition from a parent and develops through changes in their mismatch repair (MMR) genes during DNA replication. This form of genetic destabilization is referred to as the microsatellite instability (MSI) pathway.  Click here to read the entire article

Patient Education Materials:

Adenocarcinoma of the Colon

Adenomatous Polyps

Barrett’s Esophagus


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Hyperplastic Polyps

Important Links: 

American College of Gastroenterology

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy  

Digestive Disease Week  

National Cancer Institute - Colon and Rectal Cancer