Fascin, IHC without Interpretation

Test Code
16986

CPT Codes
88342

Preferred Specimen
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block

Other Acceptable Specimens
Minimum: 3 unstained, positively charged slides

Transport Container
IHC Specimen Transport Kit

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

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

Methodology
Immunohistochemistry

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

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Fascin is a sensitive marker for Reed-Sternberg cells and variants in nodular sclerosis, mixed cellularity, and lymphocyte depletion Hodgkin’s disease, and has been suggested as a prognostic marker in neuroendocrine neoplasms of the lung as well as ovarian cancer.

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




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