MET-phospho, IHC with Interpretation

Test Code
90169

CPT Codes
88342

Preferred Specimen
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block

Other Acceptable Specimens
Minimum: 3 unstained, positively charged slides

Instructions
Please include surgical pathology report.

Transport Container
IHC Specimen Transport Kit

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

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

Methodology
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Fri a.m.; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range
Interpretive report

Clinical Significance
This antibody identifies an activation epitope (pTyr1234/1235) of the tyrosine kinase MET. Overexpression and activation of MET is characteristic of therapy-resistant lung cancer.

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.