Alias/Synonym: Cytoplasmic Intermediate Filament, Mesenchymal Cells

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:
Vimentin is a very common intermediate filament expressed in almost all non-epithelial cells. It is also found in some epithelial cells, notably kidney, endometrium, ovary, myoepithelial cells, and thyroid. It is useful in the characterization of undifferentiated tumors.
Turnaround Time:
1 day(s)
Reference Ranges: