The VENTANA PD-L1 (SP263) assay is an FDA-approved complementary diagnostic IHC test for PD-L1 status in patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) who are being considered for treatment with IMFINZI™ (durvalumab). This is a qualitative immunohistochemical assay using rabbit monoclonal anti-PD-L1 clone SP263 intended for use in the assessment of the PD-L1 protein in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) urothelial carcinoma tissue stained with OptiView DAB IHC Detection Kit on a VENTANA BenchMark ULTRA instrument. PD-L1 high expression status as determined by this assay was associated with increased objective response rate (ORR) in a single arm study of durvalumab.
Stain-only (tech-only) testing is available to clients who have completed the test kit manufacturer’s online interpretation training.
- A formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block is preferred specimen type
- One (1) unbaked, unstained slide cut at 4-5 microns for H&E staining (required) and two to three (2-3) positively charged unstained slides cut at 3-4 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.
Global: 48 hours, Tech-Only (stain only): 24 hours
PD-L1 SP263 Assay [package insert]. Tucson, AZ: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.; 1014737US Rev A; 2017-04-21