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Test Code BCL2 BCL-2 Immunostain, Technical Component Only


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 (T693)

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

Additional Information:

1. Information on accessing digital images of IHC stains and the manual requisition form can be accessed through this website: www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-info/ihc/index.html

2. Clients ordering stains using a manual requisition form will not have access to digital images.

3. Clients wishing to access digital images must place the order for IHC stains electronically. Information regarding digital imaging can be accessed through this website: www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-info/ihc/faq.html


Secondary ID

70362

Useful For

Classification of lymphomas

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

Reporting Name

BCL-2 IHC, Tech Only

Specimen Type

TECHONLY

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
TECHONLY Ambient (preferred)
  Refrigerated 

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Wet/frozen tissue

Cytology smears

Nonformalin fixed tissue

Nonparaffin embedded tissue

Noncharged slides

ProbeOn slides

Clinical Information

BCL-2 is in a family of regulators of apoptosis, which together control the balance between pro- and antiapoptotic signals. BCL-2 protein acts as an inhibitor of apoptosis. It is normally expressed in mantle zone B cells and T cells, with an intense perinuclear cytoplasmic pattern, but it is not expressed in reactive germinal center B cells. In the majority of cases of follicular lymphoma, the BCL-2 gene is involved in a translocation with IgH, t(14;18)(q32;q21), leading to overexpression of the BCL-2 protein. Thus, BCL-2 expression in germinal center B cells supports a diagnosis of follicular lymphoma.

Interpretation

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.

 

The positive and negative controls are verified as showing appropriate immunoreactivity. 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. Choi WWL, Weisenburger DD, Greiner TC, et al: A New Immunostain Algorithm Classifies Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma into Molecular Subtypes with High Accuracy. Clin Cancer Res 2009; 15:5594-5502

2. Hu S, Xu-Monette ZY, Tzankov A, et al: MYC/BCL2 Protein Coexpression Contributes to the Inferior Survival of Activated B-cell Subtype of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma and Demonstrates High-Risk Gene Expression Signatures: A Report from The International DLBCL Rituximab-CHOP Consortium Program. Blood 2013; 121(20):4021-4031

3. Iqbal J, Neppalli VT, Wright G, et al: BCL2 Expression is a Prognostic Marker for the Activated B-Cell-Like Type of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2006; 24(6)961-968

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Analytic Time

1 day

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. 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
BCL2 BCL-2 IHC, Tech Only In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
70675 BCL-2 IHC, Tech Only No LOINC Needed