• Tech Only CPT 88342.TC
  • Tech Pro CPT
  • PowerPath Code ALK
  • 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

ALK antibody identified ALK protein (p80) expression in a subset of anaplastic large cell lymphoma, that is frequently associated with t(2;5) chromosomal translocation and is shown to have a better prognosis. ALK protein is also positive in inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMF).