Muscle specific actin
Description- Muscle specific actin is present in skeletal, cardiac, smooth muscle, and myoepithelial cells. It identifies soft tissue tumors with muscle differentiation (leiomyomas, leiomyosarcomas, and rhabdomyosarcomas), some pleomorphic liposarcomas, the majority of glomus tumors, occasional desmoid tumors, and myofibroblasts in some lesions
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