p16 (p16 -INK4a, p16-MTS1, inhibitor of CDK4) is the product of the CDKN2 gene. It inhibits the progression of the cell cycle through the G1 phase. p16 is a candidate tumor suppressor, whose gene is frequently deleted or mutated in tumors such as melanomas, gliomas, esophageal, pancreatic, lung, and urinary bladder carcinomas, and some types of leukemias. p16 expression is associated with high-risk human papillomavirus in cervical cancer and head and neck tumors.
- 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.
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