Alias/Synonym: Neurofilament, Merkel Cell Tumors and Neural Tumors

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:
Neurofilament are cytoskeletal elements present in neurons, neuronal processes, peripheral nerves and sympathetic ganglion cells. Antibody to neurofilament protein is useful in characterization of neural tumors, and in identification of neurons in Hirschsprung's disease.
Turnaround Time:
1 day(s)
Reference Ranges: