• Tech Only CPT 88342.TC
  • Tech Pro CPT
  • PowerPath Code CK7
  • 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

Cytokeratin 7, an intermediate filament of the cytoskeleton, is expressed in most ductal, glandular, and urothelial cells. When used in conjunction with cytokeratin 20, the CK20 / CK7 immunoprofile may facilitate the identification of primary site of origin of carcinoma presenting as metastasis.