|Test||FONTANA-MASSON SILVER HISTOCHEMICAL STAIN|
|Description||Silver nitrate stain for argentaffin material; used in diagnosis of carcinoid tumors, melanomas, and pheochromocytomas.
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|