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Test Code:
PATHADD04

Order Name:
Immunohistochemical stain: ER

 
Useful For:
Qualitative detection of estrogen receptor alpha protein in a diagnostic setting
 
Methodology:
Immunohistochemistry
 
AliasesName:
Estrogen Receptor
 
 
 
Test Code:
PATHADD04

Order Name:
Immunohistochemical stain: ER

 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
1. Tissue in 10% neutral buffered formalin or
2. Paraffin embedded tissue block or
3. Unstained positively charged slides as least 2 slides
 
Specimen Testing Type:
1. Tissue in 10% neutral buffered formalin or
2. Paraffin embedded tissue block or
3. Unstained positively charged slides as least 2 slides
 
Sub Mission Container:
1. Tissue in 10% neutral buffered formalin or
2. Paraffin embedded tissue block or
3. Unstained positively charged slides as least 2 slides
 
Rejection Criteria:
1. Wet/ frozen tissue Cytology smears 
2. Non formalin fixed tissue 
3. Non paraffin embedded tissue 
4. Non charged slides
 
Specimen Stabillity:
 
Specimen Type Temperature
Tissue 1. Room temperature for Tissue in 10% neutral buffered formalin
2. Room temperature for paraffin embedded tissue block and unstained slide
(Breast tissue should be fixed in formalin for 6-48 hours, not to exceed 72 hours )
 
 
 
 
Test Code:
PATHADD04

Order Name:
Immunohistochemical stain: ER

 
Method detail:
Immunohistochemistry
 
Schedule:
Tested daily, at 07:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
 
Turnaround Time:
5-7 days
 
Performing Location:
Surgical Pathology, Laboratory Department Tel.14146
 
Specimen Retention Time:
10 years after final report
 
 
 
Test Code:
PATHADD04

Order Name:
Immunohistochemical stain: ER

 
 
Clinical Information:
Estrogen receptor alpha protein expression is limited to normal and neoplastic tissues related to the reproductive system (breast, cervix, endometrium, uterus, ovary, and prostate).
 
Clinical Reference:
https://www.mayocliniclabs.com (Retrieved: 29 Jan 2019)