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IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY (IHC), IN-SITU HYBRIDIZATION (ISH)

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue
Specimen required:
Preferred: a formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded block Alternative: Miniumum of 3 unstained, positively charged (+) slides. For ISH cut tissue sections at 4 microns. Submit clinical history or pathology report as appropriate

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Indefinitely.

TEST DETAILS
Additional information:
Submit clinical history or pathology report as appropriate. For breast tissue, documentation of ischemic time and fixation time is appropriate.
CPT code(s):
88342, 88360, or 88365
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Staining without interpretation (88342), staining with manual quantitation (88360), in-situ hybridization without interpretation (88365)
Methodology:
Immunihistochemistry
In-Situ Hybridization
Synonyms:
IHC, IPOX, CISH, ISH
Doctoral Director(s)
Zongming (Eric) Chen M.D.     Review Date:01/16/2017

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Histology
Technical Lead: Angela Bitting
Frequency: Sunday-Friday
Performed stat? N
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