.

Vanderbilt Pathology Laboratory Services

Test Directory



IMMUNOHISTOLOGIC STAIN SLIDE PREPARATION ()

Department: Histology
Test Synonym(s): IHC Stain only, Slide prep only, IHC Stain, IHC Histology Stain, IHC Technical Component, Histology, IHC Stain
Test Components: Stained slide and control
CPT Codes: 88342-TC
Methodology: Immunohistologic stain
Specimen: Prepared unstained tissue cut at 2-4 microns. Use positively charged slide and affix tissue to lower half of slide. Do not use adhesive.
Alternate Specimen: Tissue block
Temperature: Room temperature
Stability: Slides are stable indefinitely Protect against breakage Paraffin block is temperature sensitive and may need to be submitted on ice in hot weather
Reasons for Rejection: 1) Incorrect or incomplete patient identification. Label both the test requisition and container with 2 patient identifiers. 2) Slide broken beyond repair
Days Performed: Monday - Friday
Times Performed: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
TAT: 48 hours
Special Instructions: Complete VPLS Test Requisition. Request special requisition form No 60-002-664 listing stains if you will be ordering these on a regular basis. Package slides in durable slide holder and place with any blocks in padded envelope to protect from breaking.

Search Tests

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Enter Keyword:

Search Help


Search Options for the Test Directory:

1. Enter the test name in the Keyword search field.
Hint: You can also enter any part of the test name to expand the search.
(Example: you can type "west" or "sed" or "rate" to find Westergren Sedimentation Rate)

2. Enter the Vanderbilt Test Code, if known.

3. Choose one of the letter boxes to display a list of all test names and keywords starting with that letter.

If you are unable to find a test in our directory, please contact VPLS at
1-800-551-5227 or e-mail emily.k.thompson@vanderbilt.edu.