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APBCL-6
BCL-6, IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY STAIN

Test Code APBCL-6 
Test BCL-6, IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY STAIN 
Description Bcl-6 is a transcription regulator gene, which codes for a 706-amino acid nuclear zinc finger protein. Antibodies to this protein stain the germinal center cells in lymphoid follicles, follicular and interfollicular cells in follicular lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphomas and Burkitt's lymphomas. It also stains the majority of Reed-Sternberg cells in nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin's Disease. Anti-bcl-6 rarely stains mantle cell lymphoma, MALT lymphoma and T-cell lymphoma.

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