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ALK

Alias/Synonym: Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

CPT Code: 88342

Includes:
Specimen Type, Preferred:
Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue
Specimen Type, Alternate:
Sample Quantity, Preferred:
1 block
2 slides
Sample Quantity, Minimum:
N/A
Transport Container:
Paraffin block
Unstained slides
Transport Temperature:
Room temperature
Collection Instructions:
Block and slide identifiers should be clearly written and match exactly with the specimen ID and specimen labeling as noted on the requisition.
Slides should be positively charged and cut at 4 microns for each stain/antibody ordered.
Specimen Stability:
N/A
Rejection Criteria:
No liquid specimens.
Uncharged slides
Clinical Significance:
The main application is classification of malignant lymphomas, viz. identification of ALCL. Furthermore ALK is important for the identification of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors.
Limitations:
Turnaround Time:
1 day(s)
Reference Ranges:
N/A
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