|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|