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Test Code NAPSN Napsin A 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

70519

Useful For

Aids in the identification of primary lung adenocarcinoma

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

Napsin A 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

Napsin A is an aspartic proteinase involved in the proteolytic processing of surfactant precursors in the normal alveolar epithelium. In normal tissues, napsin A is expressed in the cytoplasm of alveolar macrophages, type II pneumocytes, pancreatic ducts and acini, and in renal tubules. Napsin A has clinical utility for the identification of primary lung adenocarcinomas. Napsin A is also positive in a subset of thyroid and renal cell carcinomas (especially papillary types).

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. Chuman Y, Bergman A, Ueno T, et al: Napsin A, a member of the aspartic protease family, is abundantly expressed in normal lung and kidney tissue and is expressed in lung adenocarcinomas. FEBS Lett 1999 Nov 26;462(1-2):129-134

2. Suzuki A, Shijubo N, Yamada G, et al: Napsin A is useful to distinguish primary lung adenocarcinoma from adenocarcinomas of other organs. Pathol Res Pract 2005;201(8-9):579-586

3. Dejmek A, Naucler P, Smedjeback A, et al: Napsin A (TA02) is a useful alternative to thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1) for the identification of pulmonary adenocarcinoma cells in pleural effusions. Diagn Cytopathol 2007 Aug;35(8):493-497

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Analytic Time

1 day

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

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.

CPT Code Information

88342-TC, primary

88341-TC, if additional IHC

LOINC Code Information

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
70831 Napsin A 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).