Lynch Syndrome Tumor Panel, IHC without Interpretation

Test Code

CPT Codes
88341-TC (x3), 88342-TC


Preferred Specimen
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block

Other Acceptable Specimens
Minimum: 5 unstained, positively charged slides

Transport Container
IHC Specimen Transport Kit

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Indefinitely
Frozen: Unacceptable

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Received frozen

Immunohistochemistry (IHC)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Fri; Report available: Next day

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Genetic defects in these four mismatch repair proteins underlie most cases of Lynch syndrome or hereditary non-polyposis colorectal carcinoma (HNPCC). This IHC panel looks for loss of expression of one or more of these proteins in cases of suspected HNPCC in tumor tissues from colorectal carcinomas, endometrial carcinomas, sebaceous adenoma/carcinoma or other adnexal tumors. If IHC results are abnormal, guidance is provided in the report on the recommended next step in the workup.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.