Methodology
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
Test Description
Collagen IV is a major constituent of the basement membranes along with laminins and enactins. In kidney, the antibody reacts with glomerular and tubular basement membranes, parts of the mesenchymal matrix, and the Bowman’s capsule. It also reacts with the basal lamina of capillaries and basement membranes in a variety of tissues. Antibody to collagen IV is useful in evaluating neural neoplasms.
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.