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APCALDE
CALDESMON, IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY STAIN

Test Code APCALDE 
Test CALDESMON, IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY STAIN 
Description Caldesmon is considered to be the marker for smooth muscle cell phenotype. This antibody used in conjunction with monoclonal antibodies to calponin and smooth muscle myosin could be used to distinguish benign and in-situ lesions from invasive carcinomas.

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