Test Name: Elastic

Methodology: Special Stains

Test Description

Elastic Stain Kit is used to identify elastin fibers in tissue sections on the Artisan™ Link and Artisan™ Link Pro Staining Systems. This stain utilizes Alcoholic Hematoxylin, Ferric Chloride and Lugol’s Iodine solutions to stain elastin fibers. Van Gieson’s solution is added to differentiate collagen from elastin. Elastin fibers are stained black while remaining tissue elements are stained as follows: nuclei: blue/black, collagen: red, and other tissue elements: yellow.

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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