Alternate Test Names:
Identifies: PAX-6 is a member of the paired box protein family, and is a sensitive marker of pancreatic endocrine neoplasms. However, there is a lack of specificity as PAX-6 is also expressed by other neuroendocrine neoplasms and even some non-neuroendocrine tumors (e.g., endometrial and ovarian carcinomas).
Subcellular Localization: Nuclear
CPT Code(s): 88342 or 88341 (reference only; CPTs may vary)
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