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Test Code MISC2MAYOKIMEL Ki67 + Melan A Immunostain, Technical Component Only


Ordering Guidance


This test includes only technical performance of the stain (no pathologist interpretation is performed). If diagnostic consultation by a pathologist is required order PATHC / Pathology Consultation.



Shipping Instructions


Attach the green pathology address label and the pink Immunostain Technical Only label included in the kit to the outside of the transport container.



Specimen Required


Supplies: Immunostain Technical Only Envelope (T693)

Specimen Type: Tissue

Preferred: 2 Unstained positively charged glass slides (25- x 75- x 1-mm) per test ordered; sections 4-microns thick.

Acceptable: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block


Secondary ID

70483

Useful For

Ki67 is a marker of proliferation in neoplasms

 

Melan A aids in the identification of melanoma

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
IHMTO IHC Multiplex, Tech Only No No

Method Name

Immunohistochemistry

Reporting Name

Ki67+Melan A IHC, Tech Only

Specimen Type

TECHONLY

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
TECHONLY Ambient (preferred)
  Refrigerated 

Reject Due To

Wet/frozen tissue Cytology smears Nonformalin fixed tissue Nonparaffin embedded tissue Noncharged slides ProbeOn slides Reject

Clinical Information

Ki-67 (clone MIB-1) is a nuclear protein (detected by the chromogen DAB) playing a pivotal role in maintaining cell proliferation. Ki-67 is present in late G1-, S-, M-, and G2-phases of the cell cycle. Cells in the G0 (quiescent) phase are negative for this protein. Melan-A or melanoma antigen recognized by T cells (MART-1) (detected by the chromogen Fast Red) is expressed in the cytoplasm of melanocytes. It is a sensitive and specific marker for the diagnosis of melanoma. Melan A is also found in other tumors of melanocytic origin such as clear cell sarcoma, melanotic neurofibroma, melanotic schwannoma, as well as in perivascular epithelioid cell tumor. Melan A (clone A103) cross-reacts with steroid hormone-producing cells and tumors. Consequently, adrenocortical adenomas/carcinomas and sex cord-stromal tumors of the ovary and testis may exhibit staining.

Interpretation

This test includes only technical performance of the stain (no pathologist interpretation is performed). Mayo Clinic cannot provide an interpretation of tech only stains outside the context of a pathology consultation. If an interpretation is needed, refer to PATHC / Pathology Consultation for a full diagnostic evaluation or second opinion of the case. All material associated with the case is required. Additional specific stains may be requested as part of the pathology consultation, and will be performed as necessary at the discretion of the Mayo pathologist.

 

The positive and negative controls are verified as showing appropriate immunoreactivity and documentation is retained at Mayo Clinic Rochester. If a control tissue is not included on the slide, a scanned image of the relevant quality control tissue is available upon request. Contact 855-516-8404.

 

Interpretation of this test should be performed in the context of the patient's clinical history and other diagnostic tests by a qualified pathologist.

Method Description

Immunohistochemistry on sections of paraffin-embedded tissue.(Unpublished Mayo method)

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

1 to 3 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

88344-TC

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
KIMEL Ki67+Melan A IHC, Tech Only Order only;no result

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
70795 Ki67+Melan A IHC, Tech Only Bill only; no result

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Immunohistochemical (IHC)/In Situ Hybridization (ISH) Stains Request (T763) with the specimen.

Testing Algorithm

For the initial technical component only immunohistochemical (IHC) stain performed, the appropriate bill-only test ID will be reflexed and charged (IHTOI). For each additional technical component only IHC stain performed, an additional bill-only test ID will be reflexed and charged (IHTOA).