Alternate Test Names:
Identifies: Glypican-3, a heparan sulfate proteoglycan that is a reliable marker for hepatocellular carcinoma, with a sensitivity and specificity exceeding both alpha-fetoprotein and HepPar1. Glypican-3 is also a marker of yolk sac tumors in the context of other germ cell neoplasms.
Subcellular Localization: Cytoplasmic, granular
CPT Code(s): 88342 or 88341
Turnaround Time: Within 1-2 business days of receipt
Schedule: Monday - Friday
• 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