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Test Code CALCI Calcitonin (CALCI) Immunostain, Technical Component Only


Advisory Information


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 (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


Secondary ID

70368

Useful For

Aids in the identification of C cells of thyroid, medullary thyroid carcinomas, many atypical laryngeal carcinoids, and other neuroendocrine tumors

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

Calcitonin 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

Calcitonin is a hormone involved in calcium metabolism. Staining for calcitonin produces fine granular, cytoplasmic staining of C cells of thyroid, medullary thyroid carcinomas, many atypical laryngeal carcinoids, and other neuroendocrine tumors. Amyloid deposits within medullary thyroid carcinoma may also exhibit varying degrees of calcitonin immunoreactivity.

Interpretation

This test includes only technical performance of the stain (no pathologist interpretation is performed). Mayo Clinic cannot provide an interpretation of tech only stains outside the context of a pathology consultation. If an interpretation is needed, refer to test code PATHC / Pathology Consultation for a full diagnostic evaluation or second opinion of the case. All material associated with the case is required. Additional specific stains may be requested as part of the pathology consultation, and will be performed as necessary at the discretion of the Mayo pathologist.

 

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. Hayashida CY, Alves VA, Kanamura CT, et al: Immunohistochemistry of medullary thyroid carcinoma and C-cell hyperplasia by an affinity-purified anti-human calcitonin antiserum. Cancer 1993;72:1356-1363

2. Hirsch MS, Faquin WC, Krane JF: Thyroid transcription factor-1, but not p53, is helpful in distinguishing moderately differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma of the larynx from medullary carcinoma of the thyroid. Mod Pathol 2004;17:631-636

3. Thomas RM, Baybick JH, Eldayed AM, et al: Gastric carcinoids. An immunohistochemical and clinicopathologic study of 104 patients. Cancer 1994;73(8):2053-2058

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Analytic Time

1 day

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

88342-TC, primary

88341-TC, if additional IHC

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
CALCI Calcitonin IHC, Tech Only In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
70681 Calcitonin IHC, Tech Only No LOINC Needed

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send an Immunohistochemical (IHC)/In Situ Hybridization (ISH) Stains Request Form (T763) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/ihc-and-ish-stain-request-form-mc0767-09a.pdf).

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.