|Test||KERATIN AE1/AE3 (LO/HI M.W.), IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY STAIN|
|Description||AE1/AE3 has been shown to identify the majority of human cytokeratins, and thus may be used for IHC identification of cells of simple and stratified epithelial origin. Antibody AE1 immunoreacts with an antigenic determinant present on most of the subfamily A cytokeratins. Antibody AE3 reacts with a antigenic determinant shared by the subfamily B cytokeratins.
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|