Methodology
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
Test Description
CD79a first appears at the pre B-cell stage and persists until the plasma cell stage where it is found as an intracellular component. CD79a is found in the majority of acute leukemias of precursor B-cell type, B-cell lines, B-cell lymphomas, and in some myelomas. It is not present in myeloid cells or T-cells.
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
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.