Methodology
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
Test Description
D2 40 identifies a 40kDa O-linked sialoglycoprotein expressed by a variety of tissues, including fetal testes and testicular germ cell tumors. Anti-D2 40 has also been demonstrated to label lymphatic endothelium whereas it is unreactive with vascular endothelium. In neoplastic tissue, immunostaining of lymphatic endothelium by anti-D2 40 can be useful in identifying lymphatic invasion of primary tumors. It is also often positive on sarcomatoid malignant mesothelioma.
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

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