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Galectin-3 pin



Methodology: IHC

Clinical Significance:
Identifies: Galectin-3, a member of the lectin family, is upregulated in thyroid carcinoma, and can be employed as part of a panel of markers to assist in the distinction of thyroid carcinomas from adenomas. In the latter setting, galectin-3 has been demonstrated to be strongly and diffusely positive in papillary thyroid carcinomas, but weakly and focally positive in adenomas. Subcellular Localization: Nuclear and cytoplasmic

Organ: Thyroid

Disease State:

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