c-MYC

  • Tech Only CPT
  • Tech Pro CPT 88342.TC, 88342.26
  • PowerPath Code
  • Schedule Monday - Friday
  • Turn Around Time Within 1-2 business days of receipt
  • Methodology IHC

Specimen Requirements

Formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tissue block or cell block, or 1 unstained charged slide for each test requested plus 3-4 additional unstained slides cut at 4 microns. Adequate space on each slide for control tissue is required.

Diagnostic Utility

Identifies the protein product of the gene first discovered in Burkitt’s lymphoma, overexpressed as a consequence of chromosomal translocation involving chromosome 8. Used to screen diffuse large B cell lymphomas to identify those with high-level expression, corresponding to those tumors with a relatively high likelihood of harboring a c-MYC gene rearrangement by FISH.