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Test Code FC13A Factor 13a (FAC13A) Immunostain, Technical Component Only


Shipping Instructions


Attach the green pathology address label and the pink Immunostains 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

70428

Useful For

Aids in the identification of acquired digital fibrokeratomas, angiofibromas, and oral fibroma, and a proportion of cells in histiocytomas

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

Factor 13a 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

Factor XIIIa, a blood and intracellularly produced coagulation factor, has been found in a variety of cell types, including fibroblast-like mesenchymal cells, and has been shown to stimulate the proliferation of fibroblasts and neoplastic cells in vitro. Immunohistochemical staining for factor XIIIa labels normal dermal dendrocytes, the large stellate fibroblasts found in acquired digital fibrokeratomas, angiofibromas, and oral fibroma, and a proportion of cells in histiocytomas. Factor XIIIa immunostain also produces cytoplasmic staining of dermal dendrocytes in normal skin and of a proportion of cells in histiocytomas.

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. Goldblum JR, Tuthill RJ: CD34 and Factor-XIIIa immunoreactivity in dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans and dermatofibroma. The American Journal of Dermatopathology 1997;19(2):147-153

2. Gray MH, Smoller BR, McNutt S, Hsu A: Immunohistochemical demonstration of Factor XIIIa expression in neurofibromas. A practical means of differentiating these tumors from neurotized melanocyte nevi and schwannomas. Arch Dermatol 1990;126(4):472-476

3. Zoltan N, Vilmos T: Factor XIIIa and the classic histiocytic markers in malignant fibrous histiocytoma: A comparative immunotochemical study. Human Pathology 1988;19(7):822-829

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

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
70741 Factor 13a IHC, Tech Only No LOINC Needed