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CEA (polyclonal)

Clone:

TF-3H8-1 (Spokane)

polyclonal (Richland)

Application:

Subset of adenocarcinomas. Negative with mesothelioma and reactive mesothelial cells, but cross reacts with granulocytes and biliary glycoprotein. Useful in separating Hepatocellular Carcinoma (canalicular staining pattern between tumor cells) and other tumors.

Specimen Type:

Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue blocks (FFPE). If tissue blocks are not available, unstained slides are acceptable (please submit 1-2 slides per antibody to be tested, cuts must be 4 microns thick).

Specimen Collection:

N/A

Collection Procedure:

Tissue removed during a surgical procedure and placed in 10% NBF soon after removal from the patient. Appropriate tissue for requested staining.

Required Information:

Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history.

Specimen Stability:

Ambient: Indefinite

Unacceptable Specimen:

Slides or paraffin blocks with no tissue remaining. Samples fixed in fixatives other than 10% neutral buffered formalin. Paraffin blocks that have been overheated or frozen.

Department:

Histology

Method:

IHC, Ventana Ultra Stainer (Spokane, Bellevue)

IHC, Biocare Intellipath FLX Stainer (Richland)

Turnaround:

12 business days from receipt

Performed:

MondaySaturday

Retention:

Blocks: 10 years
Slides: 10 years

CPT Code:*

88341
88342

*The listed CPT codes are for reference use only. Final coding is based on CPT guidelines and individual circumstances.

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