HER-2, IHC with REFLEX to HER-2, FISH

Specimen Required
Send formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue at room temperature. Specimen must be fixed in 100% neutral buffered formalin. Fixation between 6 and 48 hours is recommended.
Pathology report must accompany specimen.
Pathology report should include: Physician identification, specimen identifiers (case and block number), specimen site and type, tissue processing used (routine or microwave), type of fixative, time and duration of fixation, pathologic diagnosis, and IHC score if performed elsewhere.

Methodology
Immunohistochemistry; Fluorescence in situ Hybridization

Stability
Room Temperature: Indefinate; Refrigerated: Indefinite; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time10-12 days
Test CodeHER2
CPT-4 Code (s)
88360 (plus 88377 if FISH is performed, at an additional fee)
LOINC Codes
Primary Tumor Site   22035-0  
Sample Fixed in Formalin   Not available  
Fixed between 6-48 hours   Not available  
Paraffin Block Number   Not available  
Quest Internal Number   Not available  
Staining Intensity   48676-1  
HER2 Overexpression   18474-7  
HEER-2/neu, FISH   31150-6  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory