Methodology
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
Test Description
Monoclonal antibody MOC31 recognizes a membrane glycoprotein of 40kDa present on epithelial cells but not on mesothelial cells. MOC31 reacts with most adenocarcinomas of various origins, typically with strong staining pattern. Only rare cases of mesotheliomas show focal or weak staining. MOC31 antibody does not label liver as well as hepatocellular carcinoma, therefore, it will be helpful in the differential diagnosis of liver metastases versus hepatocellular 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

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