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Bg8 (blood group 8) pin


Bg8 (blood group 8)

Methodology: IHC

Clinical Significance:
Identifies the Lewis Y blood group related antigen, which has been demonstrated to be a sensitive marker of adenocarcinoma, not expressed, or expressed only at very low levels, in mesothelial cells or mesothelioma. Subcellular Localization: Membranous and cytoplasmic

Organ: Lung

Disease State: Mesothelioma vs. Adenocarcinoma

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