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Beta-catenin pin

IHC

Beta-catenin

Methodology: IHC

Clinical Significance:
Abnormal nuclear localization of beta catenin generally indicates the presence of a mutation in WNT/APC pathway. Such mutations are characteristic of abdominal fibromatoses. High levels of nuclear beta catenin expression can also be seen in endometrial stromal tumors, synovial sarcomas, solitary fibrous tumors, and a subset of colorectal and endometrial adenocarcinoma. Subcellular Localization: Cytoplasmic and membranous (normal); nuclear (abnormal)

Organ: OB/GYN

Disease State: Spindle Cell Tumors / Sarcoma Subtyping

CPT Code(s): 88342 or 88341. The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Turnaround Time: Within 1-2 business days of receipt

Schedule: Monday - Friday

Specimen Requirements:
• 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