Mucin 1 (MUC1) is a high molecular weight glycoprotein that is found on the apical surface of many glandular epithelia, including the gastrointestinal, respiratory, urinary, reproductive tracts and some hematopoietic cell lineages. MUC1 has been implicated in progression of numerous types of cancer, including breast, colon, lung, gastric and pancreatic cancers. MUC1 expression in tumors is greatly increased and accompanied by altered aberrant expression patterns that become more diffuse when compared to the normal apically restricted pattern.
A formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block is preferred specimen type
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.
Use cold pack for transport. Make sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen.