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Alternate Test Names:
Alpha-methylacyl-CoA racemase; p504s
AMACR (alpha-methylacyl-CoA racemase, or p504s) is a highly sensitive positive marker of prostatic adenocarcinoma, and is generally negative on normal or atrophic prostatic glandular epithelium. Generally employed in the context of a panel of antibodies including those to p63 and high MW cytokeratins (antibody 34ßE12).
Subcellular Localization: Granular cytoplasmic
CPT Code(s): 88342 or 88341 (reference only; CPTs may vary)
Turnaround Time: Within 1-2 business days of receipt
Schedule: Monday - Friday
• Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block or cell block - OR -
• 1 unstained slide for each test requested plus 3-4 additional unstained slides cut at 4µm