NAACCR Item #3940: BRAF Mutational Analysis

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired
3,940 1 NAACCR 2021 21

NAACCR XML: Tumor.brafMutationalAnalysis


The BRAF oncoprotein is involved in transmitting cell growth and proliferation signals from KRAS and NRAS. The BRAF V600E mutation is associated with poorer prognosis and predicts lack of response to anti-EGFR therapies.


BRAF mutational analysis is recommended in clinical guidelines for patients with advanced colorectal cancer as a prognostic marker and factor in determining appropriate therapy.  It is a new data item for cases diagnosed 1/1/2021+.


0Normal BRAF negative, BRAF wild type Negative for (somatic) mutations, no alterations, no (somatic) mutations identified, not present, not detected
1Abnormal (mutated)/detected: BRAF V600E (c.1799T>A) mutation
2Abnormal (mutated)/detected, but not BRAF V600E (c.1799T>A) mutation
4Abnormal (mutated), NOS
7Test ordered, results not in chart
8Not applicable: Information not collected for this case If this information is required by your standard setter, use of code 8 may result in an edit error.)
9Not documented in medical record BRAF not assessed or unknown if assessed
BlankDiagnosis year is prior to 2021

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