Desmin pin



Methodology: IHC

Clinical Significance:
Desmin is an intermediate filament protein, expression of which is largely restricted to skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscle cells and tumors (e.g., leiomyosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma). Also expressed in reactive mesothelium and angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma.

Subcellular Localization: Cytoplasmic

Organ: Skin & Mucosa

Disease State: Small, Blue, Round Cell Tumors, Spindle Cell Tumors / Sarcoma Subtyping

CPT Code(s): 88342 or 88341

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

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