Description- Epithelial membrane antigen; prognostic; Expressed by most glandular and ductal epithelial cells, including breast and pancreas, activated T cells, monocytes, some B cells, follicular dendritic cells, and perineurial cells; Aids in identifying most adenocarcinomas, anaplastic large-cell lymphomas, epithelioid sarcomas, meningiomas, some mesotheliomas, myelomas, Paget disease, plasmacytomas, squamous-cell tumors, and metastatic carcinomas; related to invasion in pancreatic tumors
TAT: 3-5 days
Collect - tissue /or cell
Specimen Preparation- formal fix (10 % neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin enter specimen (FFPE specimens square measure needed). shield paraffin block or slides from uncontrolled heat. Transport tissue block or five unstained (3-micron thick sections), charged slides during a tissue transport kit. (Min: a pair of slides). If causing precut slides, don't over heat it.
Storage/Transport Temperature- At temperature or cold. Transport it in cooled instrumentation throughout weather.
Unacceptable conditions- i) Specimens submitted with non-marked/tagged tissue sort square measure rejected.
ii) Depleted specimens aren't tested.
Stability- i) Ambient: Indefinitely;
ii) Refrigerated: Indefinitely;
iii) Frozen: Unacceptable