|Test Details||Prognostic and predictive marker in breast and other carcinomas|
|Performed||Monday – Friday|
|Turnaround||2 – 3 business days|
|Specimen Requirements||For Ventana IHC, sections should be on Plus(+) charged slides.|
Minimum specimen requirement: 2 slides.
If requesting interpretation, please submit an H&E slide.
|Sample Collection||It is important to indicate the collection time so total fixation time can be calculated. The total duration of formalin fixation should be in the range of 6-72 hours. Devitalization time is not required for core biopsies where specimens are always immediately transferred to formalin. Testing is not validated for decalcified specimens.|
|Storage/Transport Conditions||Room temperature (use cold packs for transport of blocks during summer months)|