Test Name: GCDFP-15

Methodology: IHC

Test Description

GCDFP-15 is a marker of apocrine differentiation, and is expressed in breast cystic fluid as well as in apocrine, lacrimal, ceruminous, Moll’s and eccrine glands. GCDFP-15 expression is found in neoplastic cells from primary and metastatic tumors of the breast. With the exception of carcinomas of the salivary gland, sweat gland and prostate, the majority of other neoplasms evaluated are GCDFP-15-negative. Antibodies to GCDFP-15 are useful for the identification of breast carcinoma and metastatic tumors of breast origin.

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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