Surgical samples received in 10% neutral buffered formalin
Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue
Previously prepared pathology materials (slides,smears, blocks or other samples)
Send reports, history and differential diagnosis.
Inadequate fixation; Improper labeling
Human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV-8) is the likely etiological agent of Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS). HHV-8 DNA sequences have been found in Kaposi’s sarcoma lesions, primary effusion lymphoma, and multicentric Castleman’s disease via polymerase chain reaction and in situ hybridization. Latent nuclear antigen (LNA-1, LNA, LANA-1), also known as ORF73, is a 222- or 234 kD protein that is consistently expressed in HHV-8 infected cells. Anti-HHV-8 labels the latent nuclear antigen protein via immunohistochemistry.