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PLAP (Placental Alkaline Phosphatase) pin


PLAP (Placental Alkaline Phosphatase)

Methodology: IHC

Clinical Significance:
Identifies: An enzyme highly expressed in seminoma. Traditionally employed as a marker of seminoma, there are now more sensitive and specific markers (e.g., Oct-3/4 and SALL4) that can be employed in the identification and subclassification of germ cell tumors. Subcellular Localization: Cytoplasmic

Organ: Genitourinary Tumors

Disease State: Germ Cell Tumors

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