Test Name: PAS-LG

Methodology: Special Stains

Test Description

PAS-Green Stain Kit is used to identify fungi in tissue sections on the Artisan™ Link and Artisan™ Link Pro Staining Systems. The most commonly used application is for demonstrating fungi in skin infections. Unlike GMS, the PAS-Green technique will not stain all fungi and yeast. However, fungi typically found in dermatologic specimens are commonly identified using PAS-Green. Positive fungi: magenta and the remaining tissue elements: blue/green.

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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