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APDESMI
DESMIN, IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY STAIN

Test Code APDESMI 
Test DESMIN, IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY STAIN 
Description The intermediate filament desmin is present in some smooth and skeletal muscle neoplasms. It is, therefore, helpful in supporting a myogenous origin immunohistochemically. This antisera can be used in conjunction with antisera to myoglobin, see "Myoglobin, Immunohistochemistry Stain."

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