CK, Pan Keratin

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

This is a cocktail of three antibodies that recognize most of the acidic and all of the basic cytokeratins, making it a useful "screening" cytokeratin stain for most epithelial tissues and their tumors.