Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
Test Description
P120 Catenin is a tyrosine kinase which binds to E-cadherin within the cell membrane. It is detectable in the cell membranes of a wide variety of cells, but predominates in virtually all types of epithelia. When E-cadherin is absent, P120ctn moves to the cell cytoplasm. P120ctn can be useful in the diagnostic distinction between lobular (cytoplasmic staining pattern) and ductal (membranous) breast neoplasia.
Specimen Requirements
  • 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.

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
New York Approved
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.