Test Name: CK7

Methodology: IHC

Test Description

The antibody labels several types of normal and neoplastic epithelia, including many ductal and glandular epithelia. Clone OV-TL 12/30 has been found useful for the identification of adenocarcinomas of the lung, breast and endometrium, thyroid gland and ovary, as well as chromophobe renal cell carcinomas. Antibodies to cytokeratin 7 may also be useful in the differential diagnosis of prostate carcinomas where CK7 is rarely expressed.

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*: 88341, 88342, 88360

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