HER-2/NEU [IHC] REFLEX TO FISH, BREAST CANCER

Test Documentation
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 CodeHR2FX
CPT-4 Code (s)
88360, plus 88368 x 2 if reflexed, at additional charge
LOINC Codes
Staining Intensity   48676-1  
HER2 Overexpression   18474-7  
Primary Tumor Site   22035-0  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory