Methodology
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
Test Description
Thrombomodulin (TM) is a plasma membrane-related glycoprotein that has anticoagulant activity. TM antigen is found in several cell types, including megakaryocytes, mesangial cells, synovial cells, mesothelial cells, endothelial cells, and some squamous epithelial cells and their associated tumors. TM antibody labels most mesotheliomas with thick membranous staining pattern and about half of pulmonary adenocarcinomas, showing cytoplasmic immunostaining. Thrombomodulin is also a marker of urinary bladder epithelium.
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

*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.