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APMART-1
MART-1, IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY STAIN

Test Code APMART-1 
Test MART-1, IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY STAIN 
Description MART-1 (Melanoma Antigen Recognized by T-cells) is widely shared melanoma epitope recognized by HLA-A2 restricted autologous and allogenic tumor infiltrating lymphocytes from patients with established melanomas. The antibody is useful for the detection of melanoma cells, particularly amelanotic melanomas. MART-1 has been found to detect some melanoma cells that do not express the HMB-45 antigen.

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