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Immunohistochemical (Diagnostic) Staining Program
- Carcinoma Stains
- Germ Cell Profile
- Immunoperoxidase Stains
- Lymphoma Markers
- Mesothelioma Profile
- Myeloma Profile
- Thyroid Neoplasm Profile
- Undifferentiated Tumor Profile
• Option I: Slides and controls are returned for your interpretation.
• Option II: Slides and controls are returned with an immunostain interpretation.
• Option IV: Full surgical pathology consultation (can be ordered with option II.)
For a complete list of individual stains and profiles see the Diagnostic Immunohistochemical Staining Program in the Oncology Appendix online.
An extensive list of diagnostic immunohistochemical stains and profiles is available for the diagnosis of poorly differentiated tumors, identity of primary and metastatic tumors, and classification of lymphomas. Refer to the Diagnostic Immunohistochemical Staining Program in the Oncology Appendix online, or contact oncology customer service at 800-345-4363 for an updated list of immunostains.
Use of fixatives other than 10% formalin may not yield equivalent or satisfactory results.
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue and/or slides sectioned from tissue block
One paraffin block and/or two unstained slides sectioned from tissue block for each requested stain
Specimen should be fixed in 10% neutral-buffered formalin. Optimum fixation time is 12 to 24 hours, not to exceed 48 hours.
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Clearly indicate program option being ordered. For program options II and IV, please submit an H&E slide and provide the following information: differential diagnosis, site of specimen, and clinical information. Please direct any questions regarding this test to oncology customer service at 800-345-4363.