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Estrogen Progesterone Receptors by IHC

Test Code

I ERPR

Associations

Breast cancer;
Tamoxifen

Methodology

Immunohistochemistry

CONFIRMâ„¢ anti-Estrogen Receptor (clone SP1)Primary Antibody

CONFIRM anti-Progesterone Receptor (clone 1E2) Primary Antibody

Turnaround Time

2 days

Specimen Requirements

Formalin fixed tissue
Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue (preferred)

Specimen Stability
Indefinitely at room temperature
Storage & Handling

Ship ambient
In extreme hot weather, ship with a cool pack

Causes for Rejection

Improper specimen labeling; Insufficient sample; Inadequate fixation and/or processing

Reference Range

Marker and tissue specific, see report

Description

Estrogen and Progesterone receptors are indicated as an aid in the management, prognosis, and prediction of therapy outcome of breast cancer.

References
  1. Press M et al. (2002). Steroids. 67:799-813.
  2. Perttschuk et al. (1996). Cancer. 77:2514-15.
  3. Battifora et al. (1993). Appl Immunohistochem. 1:39-45.