Immunohistochemical Analysis

CPT CODE: 88342
TEST INFORMATION: Test includes antigen localization in cell preparations, frozen sections, and paraffin sections
DAYS PERFORMED: Mon-Fri, 0730-1630
TURNAROUND TIME: 1-2 days
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Immunohistochemistry is perfomed at the discretion of the pathologist reporting the case. Pertinent clinical history will aid in the selection of the appropriate stains to process. Paraffin blocks from outside institutions can be submitted for study. Tissue for routine light microscopy must be processed prior to processing immunohistochemistry stains.
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Paraffin sections, frozen sections, fine needle aspirations, body fluids
LIMITATIONS OF TEST: Availability of specific antisera
TEST SYNONYM(S):Immunocytochemistry; Immunohistochemistry