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Keratins (AE1/AE3) pin


Keratins (AE1/AE3)

Methodology: IHC

Clinical Significance:
Identifies many members of the cytokeratin group of cytoskeletal proteins. AE1/AE3 is a cocktail of two monoclonal antibodies to non-overlapping groups of cytokeratins that are expressed in a wide range of epithelial tumors. Cytokeratin expression can identify carcinomas in the context of undifferentiated malignancies, although cytokeratins (generally at lower levels) can be expressed in a restricted subset of non-epithelial tumors (e.g., melanoma, smooth muscle tumors, etc.) Subcellular Localization: Cytoplasmic


Disease State: Large Cell Undifferentiated Malignant Neoplams

CPT Code(s): 88342 or 88341 (reference only; CPTs may vary)

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