Test Name: MUM1

Methodology: IHC

Test Description

MUM1 protein is expressed in a subset of germinal center B cells, plasma cells and activated T cells. It is also expressed in a wide spectrum of hematolymphoid neoplasms derived from these cells and in melanomas are labeled. In particular, immunohistochemical staining for MUM1 is useful in the classification of aggressive B-cell lymphoma, as MUM1 expression is characteristic of non-germinal center diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and is not seen in Burkitt lymphoma.

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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