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APGALECTIN-3
GALECTIN-3, IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY STAIN

Test Code APGALECTIN-3 
Test GALECTIN-3, IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY STAIN 
Description Galectin-3 is expressed in various tissues and organs. It has been shown to mark all thyroid malignancies of follicular cell origin (papillary, follicular, and anaplastic carcinomas), but does not stain benign thyroid adenomas, goiters, or normal thyroid tissue.

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 provided. 
Analytic Time 2 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 88342