Test Name: Trichrome Masson’s

Methodology: Special Stains

Test Description

Masson’s Trichrome Stain Kit is used to identify muscle, collagen fibers, fibrin and erythrocytes in tissue sections on the Artisan™ Link and Artisan™ Link Pro Staining Systems. Masson’s Trichrome is often used to demonstrate increased collagen deposition that is associated with replacement of functional tissue by scar tissue. This is useful in the assessment of sclerosis of the liver in which thickened collagen replaces normal tissue causing liver dysfunction. Muscle: red, collagen: blue, fibrin: pink, erythrocytes: red and nuclei: blue/black.

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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