Test Name: VILLIN


Methodology: IHC


Test Description

Villin is a 95 kDa calcium-regulated, actin-binding protein that plays a role iin regulating actin filament assembly. It is a major constituent in the microvilli, which compose the brush border of epithelial cells forming absorptive surfaces of the intestinal and renal proximal tubular epithelia. In normal human tissue, villin is expressed by a limited number of simple epithelia of the gastrointestinal and urogenital tract. Among neoplasms, villin is predominantly expressed in tumors of colorectal origin. Antibodies to villin are useful in identifying malignant cells from primary and metastatic colorectal carcinomas.


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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