Special Stain, Mucicarmine
2005972
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
MUCI SS
Methodology
Special Stain
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-5 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
  • Anatomic Pathology Test Request Form Recommended (ARUP form #32960)
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Tissue or cells.  
Specimen Preparation
Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin is preferred) and paraffin embed specimen (cells must be prepared into a cellblock). Protect paraffin block and/or slides from excessive heat. Transport tissue block or 2 unstained (3- to 5-micron thick sections), positively charged slides in a tissue transport kit (ARUP supply #47808). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 1 slide).  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature or refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens submitted with non-representative tissue type. Depleted specimens.  
Remarks
HISTOLOGY SPECIAL STAINS SUBMISSION DETAILS: Submit electronic request. If you do not have electronic ordering capability, use an ARUP Anatomic Pathology Form (#32960) with an ARUP client number. For additional technical details, contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.  
Stability
Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
   
Interpretive Data
 
Note
All stains will be handled as Stain and Return unless a consultation is requested. To request a consultation, submit the pathology report, all associated case materials (clinical history, blocks, slides, etc.), and the Anatomic Pathology Requisition Form (#32960).
CPT Code(s)
88313
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2005974Muci Stain 
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Aliases
  • Mayer's Mucicarmine for Mucin Stain
  • MMM
  • mucicarmine stain
  • Mucin staining