Test Method


CPT Code

88342 x 1
88341 x 1

Stains / Test Description

Anti-Hepatocyte Specific Antigen (HepPar1) recognizes both benign and malignant liver derived tumors such as hepatoblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatic adenoma. It recognizes both adult and fetal liver tissue. The typical pattern is a granular cytoplasmic staining. This antibody is useful in differentiating hepatocellular carcinomas from adenocarcinomas, either primary or metastatic. HepPar1 also can be used in differential diagnostic separation of hepatoblastoma versus other small round cell tumors. HepPar1 is also expressed in a subset of gastric carcinoma.

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)