ERBB2 (HER2) (HercepTest)™ by Immunohistochemistry
2007332
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
HERCEP IHC
Methodology
Immunohistochemistry
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Additional Technical InformationAdditional Technical Information

Immunohistochemistry Stain Form Recommended  (ARUP form #32978)Immunohistochemistry Stain Form Recommended (ARUP form #32978)

Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Tissue or cells.  
Specimen Preparation
Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed specimen (cells must be prepared into a cellblock). Protect paraffin block and/or slides from excessive heat. Transport tissue block or 5 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: 2 slides) If sending precut slides, do not oven bake.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens submitted with non-representative tissue type. Depleted specimens.  
Remarks
IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY ORDERING AND SUBMISSION DETAILS: Submit electronic request. If you do not have electronic ordering capability, use an ARUP Immunohistochemistry Stain Form (#32978) with an ARUP client number. For additional technical details, please contact ARUP Client Services at (800)522-2787.  
Stability
Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
   
Interpretive Data
 
Note
This test code is handled as "Stain and Return." For stain with interpretation, refer to ERBB2 (HER2/neu) (HercepTest) with Interpretation by Immunohistochemistry, Tissue (ARUP test code 0049174). To request a consultation, submit the pathology report, all associated case materials (clinical history, blocks, slides, etc.) with the Anatomic Pathology requisition form (form #32960) in place of the Immunohistochemistry form.
CPT Code(s)
88360
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2007333ERBB2 (HercepTest) IHC Reference Number 
2007334ERBB2 (HercepTest) IHC Result 
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Aliases
  • c-erbB2Hercept IHC
  • ERBB2 Hercept IHC
  • HER-2/neu Hercept IHC