|Test||CD117 (c-kit), IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY STAIN|
The strong positive c-kit immunoreactivity is observed in mast cells of epithelial and hematopoietic tissues. Glial cells both fetal and adult brain show positive staining, and also ductal cells in mammary glands demonstrate positive staining, whereas myoepithelial cells are negative. Additionally, medullary cells of the adrenal gland show strong nuclear staining (1).
NOTE: This test is usually ordered in conjunction with a pathology consultation. The pathology professional component will be billed separately by the consulting pathologist.
|Specimen||Formalin-fixed or paraffin-embedded tissue specimen.|
|Reference Values||An interpretive report will be issued.|
|Analytic Time||2 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|