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Methodology
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
Test Description

GATA3 (GATA binding protein 3) is a member of the GATA family of transcription factors. Among several other roles, GATA3 is involved in luminal cell differentiation in the mammary gland and appears to control a set of genes involved in the differentiation and proliferation of breast cancer. The expression of GATA3 is associated with the expression of estrogen receptor-alpha (ER) in breast cancer. GATA3 has been shown to be a novel marker for bladder cancer. GATA3 stains almost all of urothelial carcinomas, but stained no prostate or renal 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
New York Approved
Yes
Level of Service
Stain Only
Turnaround Time

24 hours

*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.