Test Method


CPT Code

88342 x 1
88341 x 1

Stains / Test Description

The monoclonal antibody (B72.3) to tumor-associated glycoprotein identifies a neoplasm-associated oncofetal antigen (TAG-72) expressed by numerous human adenocarcinomas, including by most invasive ductal breast, colonic, pancreatic, gastric, esophageal, lung, ovarian and endometrial adenocarcinomas. This antigen is also expressed on normal secretory endometrium, but not on other normal tissues.

Specimen Requirements

(1) H&E slide with formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue, fixed with 10% NBF.
One (1) unbaked, unstained slide for H&E staining (required) and two to three (2-3) positively charged unstained slides (all cut at 4 microns) for each test/antibody ordered

Block and slide identifiers should be clearly written and match exactly with the specimen ID and specimen labeling as noted on the requisition.

Storage & Transport

Ship specimen same day (whenever possible) with refrigerated (not frozen) cold pack

Turnaround time

1-3 days depending on level of service

Level of Service

Global (with interpretation)
Slide Only (glass slides only)
Web-Enabled (glass and digital images through eCSI portal)