HER2 by IHC - LG6371


Sunquest Code:LSMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:immunohistochemistry (IHC)
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 6-10 days.
Special Instructions:A pathology report MUST accompany specimen in order for testing to be performed.


Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:One unbaked, unstained slide cut at 4-5 microns for H&E staining (required) and 2-3 positively charged unstained slides cut at 3-4 microns for each test/antibody ordered.


Processing and Shipping

Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. A copy of the pathology report must be included.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Clairent Diagnostic Services)


Interpretive

Use:Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2) is an oncogene that is over-expressed in some breast carcinomas. The expected overexpression rate varies based on the grade and type of breast cancer.


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