Alias/Synonym: T-cells, Myeloid Cells, Histiocytes, B-cell Subset

CPT Code: 88342

Specimen Type, Preferred:
Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue
Specimen Type, Alternate:
Sample Quantity, Preferred:
1 block
2 slides
Sample Quantity, Minimum:
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 3-4 microns for each stain/antibody ordered.
Specimen Stability:
Rejection Criteria:
No liquid specimens.
Uncharged slides
Clinical Significance:
The CD43 antigen is expressed on the membrane and in the cytoplasm of T cells and cells of myeloid lineage. Cells expressing the CD43 antigen are reported to include normal and neoplastic T cells. It is positive in some B cell leukemia/lymphomas, such as ALL, Burkitt's lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, some marginal zone lymphomas, and some SLL/CLL.
Turnaround Time:
1 day(s)
Reference Ranges: