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APMOC-31
MOC-31, IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY STAIN

Test Code APMOC-31 
Test MOC-31, IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY STAIN 
Description MOC-31 (epithelial related antigen) recognizes a membrane glycoprotein of 40kD molecular mass which is present on epithelial cells but not on mesothelial cells. Therefore, MOC-31 may be used as part of an antibody panel in the differential diagnosis of adenocarcinoma, which is usually positive, versus mesothelioma which is usually negative.

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