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IHC: Beta-catenin IHC: Beta-catenin

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

Normal cells show membrane staining for b-catenin, while cytoplasmic and/or nuclear staining isabnormal. Nuclear location of b-catenin also occurs in colon and endometrioid ovariancarcinomas as well as in synovial sarcoma, osteosarcoma, liposarcoma and malignant fibroushistiocytoma.

CPT Codes

88342

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