Test Name: CDX-2
The CDX2 protein is widely expressed in intestinal epithelium from the duodenum to the rectum. Scattered expression has been reported in pancreatic ductules, while no expression has been observed in other normal tissues tested. The majority of colorectal adenocarcinomas, a large part of gastric adenocarcinomas, carcinoids of the GI tract as well as adenocarcinomas of the ovary, urinary bladder and pancreas show CDX2 expression. Antibodies to CDX2 may be useful for identification of both primary and metastatic tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, including carcinoids.
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
Turn Around Time (TAT): 2-3 Days
CPT Codes*: 88341, 88342, 88360
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