Cytokeratin CAM5.2

Alias/Synonym: Low Molecular Weight Keratin

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:
Anti-Cytokeratin (CAM 5.2) Mouse Monoclonal Primary Antibody (anti-Cytokeratin (CAM 5.2)) is directed against cytokeratin 7 and cytokeratin 8 present on secretory epithelia but not on stratified squamous epithelia. This antibody may be used to aid in the identification of tumors of epithelial origin such as colorectal, pancreatic, and non-small cell lung cancer and in distinguishing carcinomas from other malignant tumors of non-epithelial origin.
Turnaround Time:
1 day(s)
Reference Ranges: