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Merkel Cell Polyomavirus (MCPyV) pin


Merkel Cell Polyomavirus (MCPyV)

Methodology: IHC

Clinical Significance:
MCPV is suspected to be an etiological agent in the majority of cases of Merkel cell carcinoma, and has been reported to be identified by immunohistochemistry in up to 80% of these tumors. MCPV is not detected in non-Merkel cell neuroendocrine tumors.

Organ: Skin & Mucosa

Disease State: Carcinomas of Unknown Primary

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