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CD138 pin



Methodology: IHC

Clinical Significance:
Identifies syndecan-1, a cell surface-associated protein expressed in plasma cells and plasmacytoid B cells, and on neoplasms derived from these cells, including almost all plasmacytic/plasmablastic neoplasms. CD138 is also expressed by a significant subset of normal and neoplastic epithelia. Subcellular Localization: Membranous


Disease State: B Cell NHL with Plasmacytoid Differentiation

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