Methodology
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
Test Description
Mammaglobin is a breast-associated glycoprotein. In normal breast tissue, this antibody labels breast ductal and lobular epithelial cells. In tumor cells, they are reactive with all types of breast adenocarcinoma regardless of tumor differentiation and type. Adenocarcinomas from other organs rarely express mammaglobin. Mammaglobin can help in the identification of primary sites of 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
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.