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.
- A formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block is preferred specimen type
- 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.
Use cold pack for transport. Make sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen.
Global prognostic interpretation is available