|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|