Test Name: AB 2.5


Methodology: Special Stains


Test Description

Alcian Blue pH 2.5 Stain Kit is intended to identify weakly sulfated mucins in tissue sections on the Artisan™ Link and Artisan™ Link Pro Staining Systems. At pH 2.5, acidic mucopolysaccharides stains blue. A Nuclear Fast Red counterstain will stain the nuclei red to pink and all other tissue elements a pale pink.


Specimen Requirements

A formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block is preferred specimen type or one (1) unbaked, unstained slide cut at 4-5 microns for H&E staining (required) and two to three (2-3) positively charged unstained slides cut at 3-4 microns for each test/antibody ordered.


Storage and Transport

Use cold pack during transport of paraffin blocks and unstained slides. Cold pack should not be placed in direct contact with the specimen during shipping


Specimen Rejection Criteria

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Turn Around Time (TAT): 2-3 Days


CPT Codes*: 88313


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