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Test ID LUTHI Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Beta 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


Forms

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

Useful For

Classification of pituitary adenomas

Reflex Tests

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

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).

Method Name

Immunohistochemistry

Reporting Name

Beta LH IHC, Tech Only

Specimen Type

TECHONLY

Specimen Stability Information

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

Clinical Information

In males, luteinizing hormone (LH) stimulates androgen production by Leydig cells in the testis. In females, LH stimulates androgen and progesterone synthesis in ovarian follicles and corpus luteum, and promotes ovulation. A sparse population of cells (approximately 10%) stain positively in normal pituitary gland. This population of gonadotrophs also produces follicle-stimulating hormone. Immunohistochemical detection of LH beta may be useful in the classification of pituitary adenomas.

Interpretation

This test does not include pathologist interpretation; only technical performance of the stain is performed. 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. Contact 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. Casar-Borota O, Oystese KA, Sundstrom M, et al: A high-throughput analysis of the IDH1(R132H) protein expression in pituitary adenomas. Pituitary 2016 Aug;19(4):407-414 2. Buslei R, Strissel PL, Henke C, et al: Activation and regulation of endogenous retroviral genes in the human pituitary gland and related endocrine tumours. Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol 2015 Feb;41(2):180-200

3. Zada G, Woodmansee WW, Ramkissoon S, et al: Atypical pituitary adenomas: incidence, clinical characteristics, and implications. J Neurosurg 2011;114:336-344

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
LUTHI Beta LH IHC, Tech Only Order only;no result

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
70810 Beta LH IHC, Tech Only Bill only; no result
Mayo Clinic Laboratories | IHC Catalog Additional Information:

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