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Head and Neck Immunohistochemistry markers

Test Code

See Asscoiations below

Test Synonyms

IHC markers

Test Code Description
I CALCT* calcitonin
I CD68 macrophages
I CDX2 colorectal carcinoma
I CHROGRAN chromogranin A
I CK19* cytokeratin 19
I CK8/18 cytokeratin 8/18, adenocarcinoma
I ERA epithelial related antigen (MOC-31)
I EBER ISH** Epstein-Barr virus by CISH
I NSE neuron-specific enolase (NSE)
I THYRGLB* throglobulin
I TTF1 thyroid transcription factor-1



* indicates performed by affiliate laboratory
** in-situ hybridization

Technical component (TC) available for all markers.

Turnaround Time

2 days

Specimen Requirements

Paraffin embedded tissue block
3 slides (3-5 uM) per marker on adhesion glass

Specimen Stability
Indefinitely at room temperature
Storage & Handling

Ship ambient. Protect from extreme temperature with an ice pack. Separate ice pack from specimen.

Causes for Rejection

Inadequate fixation
Improper labeling

Reference Range

Marker and tissue specific


Results are reviewed by a board-certified pathologist to determine if tissues are positive or negative for the marker. These results may be used to assist in determining appropriate patient therapy or treatment. Immunohistochemistry combines the principles of histochemistry with the high degree of molecular specificity of the antibody-antigen reaction. The use of an enhanced-polymer detection system provides many benefits, including increased sensitivity, fewer procedural steps as compared to conventional techniques, and a reduction in non-specific background staining. MPLN offers a range of markers by Immunohistochemistry including hematologic, tissue specific, infectious agents and proliferation antigens.


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