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Lab Test Dictionary

Muc-4 by IHC (2004008)

Methodology

Immunohistochemistry (IHC)


Synonyms

Mucin 4; Muc 4; Muc4; Muc-4 antibody staining

Specimen Type

Tissue

Performing Lab

ARUP


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Monday-Friday

Standard TAT

1-3 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed specimen (cells must be prepared into a cellblock)

Container Type

Paraffin Embedded Tissue Block

Collection Instructions

Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed specimen (cells must be prepared into a cellblock). Protect paraffin block and/or slides from excessive heat. 2-5 unstained (3- to 5-micron thick sections), positively charged slide are is acceptable. If sending precut slides, do not oven bake.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Indefinite; Refrigerated: Indefinite; Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Specimens submitted with non-representative tissue type; Depleted specimens

Processing Instructions

Complete an ARUP IHC requisition and submit with specimen room temp or refrigerated. Call Apollo Courier Service for pick up Monday-Friday.


CPT Codes

88342


Revised

11-17-17

Initials

SL