Methodology
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
Test Description

BCL-10 is an N-terminal CARD (Caspase Recruitment Domain) containing protein that is involved in the adaptive immune response. It is also a substrate for MALT1. Mutations in the gene can lead to lymphoma, mucosa-associated lymphoid type. It is useful in the assessment of pancreatic tumors to distinguish acinar cell carcinoma from primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET), solid pseudopapillary tumor (SPT) and pancreatic blastoma (PB).

Specimen Requirements
  • A formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block is preferred specimen type
    or
  • One (1) unbaked, unstained slide for H&E staining (required) and two to three (2-3) positively charged unstained slides (all cut at 4-5 microns) for each test/antibody ordered
  • Block and slide identifiers should be clearly written and match exactly with the specimen ID and specimen labeling as noted on the requisition.
Storage and Transportation

Use cold pack for transport. Make sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen.

CPT Code(s)*
88342x1 or 88341x1
Turnaround Time

Global: 48 hours, Tech-Only (stain only): 24 hours

Level of Service
Global
Stain Only

*The CPT codes provided with our test descriptions are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. Correct CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.