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IHC: AR (Androgen Receptor) IHC: AR (Androgen Receptor)

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Paraffin block
N/A
N/A

Specimen Requirements

Paraffin block or wet tissue

Method

Immunohistochemistry (IHC)

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

24 hrs

Instructions/Notes

Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded

Clinical Utility

Androgen receptor is responsible for the regulation of the growth of the prostate epithelial cells. Inuntreated prostate carcinoma, androgen receptor positive cells are more likely to be responsive tohormonal therapy.Also highlights sebaceous and apocrine neoplasms.

CPT Codes

88342

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