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Methodology
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
Test Description
In normal tissues, the CA19.9 antigen has been demonstrated in ductal epithelium of the breast, kidney, salivary gland, sweat glands, respiratory epithelium of the lung, colon epithelium, pancreatic acini and ducts, biliary epithelium in the liver and prostate epithelium. Gastrointestinal carcinomas are positive, as well as transitional cell carcinomas of the bladder, endometrial adenocarcinomas, thyroid papillary, gallbladder carcinomas and lung carcinomas, including adenocarcinomas, bronchoalveolar cell carcinomas, squamous and small cell carcinomas.
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)*
88342 x 1 or 88341 x 1
Turnaround Time
24 hours
New York Approved
Yes
Level of Service
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.