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Test ID IGAI IgA Immunostain, Technical Component Only


Ordering Guidance


This test includes only technical performance of the stain (no pathologist interpretation is performed). If diagnostic consultation by a pathologist is required order PATHC / Pathology Consultation.



Shipping Instructions


Attach the green pathology address label and the pink Immunostain Technical Only label included in the kit to the outside of the transport container.



Specimen Required


Supplies: Immunostain Technical Only Envelope (T693)

Specimen Type: Tissue

Container/Tube: Immunostain Technical Only Envelope

Preferred: 2 Unstained positively charged glass slide (25- x 75- x 1-mm) per test ordered; sections 4-microns thick.

Acceptable: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block


Useful For

Aiding in the classification of lymphomas and multiple myeloma

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
IHTOI IHC Initial, Tech Only No No
IHTOA IHC Additional, Tech Only No No

Method Name

Immunohistochemistry (IHC)

Reporting Name

IgA IHC, Tech Only

Specimen Type

TECHONLY

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
TECHONLY Ambient (preferred)
  Refrigerated 

Clinical Information

The immunoglobulin molecules (antibodies) function as the surface receptors for antigens for B lymphocytes and as the secretory products of plasma cells forming the humoral arm of the immune system. IgA represents one of the immunoglobulin heavy chain types and is the major immunoglobulin class secreted at mucosal surfaces. Diagnostically, staining for immunoglobulin heavy chains can aid in the diagnosis and classification of small B-cell malignant lymphomas and multiple myeloma.

Interpretation

This test does not include pathologist interpretation, only technical performance of the stain. If interpretation is required order PATHC / Pathology Consultation for a full diagnostic evaluation or second opinion of the case.

 

The positive and negative controls are verified as showing appropriate immunoreactivity and documentation is retained at Mayo Clinic Rochester. If a control tissue is not included on the slide, a scanned image of the relevant quality control tissue is available upon request; call 855-516-8404.

 

Interpretation of this test should be performed in the context of the patient's clinical history and other diagnostic tests by a qualified pathologist.

Clinical Reference

1. Cox SN, Chiurlia S, Divella C, et al: Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded renal biopsy tissues: an underexploited biospecimen resource for gene expression profiling in IgA nephropathy. Sci Rep. 2020 Sep 16;10(1):15164. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-72026-2

2. Yu L, Lin X, Zhang L, et al: The Combination of IgA and IgG autoantibodies against Transcriptional Intermediary Factor-1? contributes to the early diagnosis of Lung Cancer. Int J Med Sci. 2020 Jun 21;17(11):1561-1568. doi: 10.7150/ijms.47463

3. Zbesko JC, Frye JB, Becktel DA, et al: IgA natural antibodies are produced following T-cell independent B-cell activation following stroke. Brain Behav Immun. 2021 Jan;91:578-586. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2020.09.014

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

1 to 3 days

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

88342-TC, primary

88341-TC, if additional IHC

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
IGAI IgA IHC, Tech Only Order only;no result

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
70781 IgA IHC, Tech Only Bill only; no result

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Immunohistochemical (IHC)/In Situ Hybridization (ISH) Stains Request (T763) with the specimen.

Testing Algorithm

For the initial technical component only immunohistochemical (IHC) stain performed, the appropriate bill-only test ID will be reflexed and charged (IHTOI). For each additional technical component only IHC stain performed, an additional bill-only test ID will be reflexed and charged (IHTOA).

Mayo Clinic Laboratories | IHC Catalog Additional Information:

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