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Test Code IGG4I IgG4 Immunostain, Technical Component Only


Ordering Guidance


This test includes only technical performance of the stain (no pathologist interpretation is performed). If diagnostic consultation by a pathologist is required order PATHC / Pathology Consultation.



Shipping Instructions


Attach the green pathology address label and the pink Immunostain Technical Only label included in the kit to the outside of the transport container.



Specimen Required


Supplies: Immunostain Technical Only Envelope (T693)

Specimen Type: Tissue

Container/Tube: Immunostain Technical Only Envelope

Preferred: 2 Unstained positively charged glass slide (25- x 75- x 1-mm) per test ordered; sections 4-microns thick.

Acceptable: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block


Useful For

Identification of IgG4-positive plasma cells in the tissue of patients with systemic autoimmune or allergic manifestations

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
IHTOI IHC Initial, Tech Only No No
IHTOA IHC Additional, Tech Only No No

Method Name

Immunohistochemistry (IHC)

Reporting Name

IgG4 IHC, Tech Only

Specimen Type

TECHONLY

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
TECHONLY Ambient (preferred)
  Refrigerated 

Reject Due To

Wet/frozen tissue
Cytology smears
Nonformalin fixed tissue
Nonparaffin embedded tissue
Noncharged slides
ProbeOn slides
Reject

Clinical Information

Immunoglobulin G4 is the least abundant of IgG subclasses, normally comprising 6% of total IgG. Elevated serum IgG4 levels may be associated with localized or systemic allergic and autoimmune manifestations, such as inflammatory pseudotumor in liver, breast, and lung, sclerosing pancreatitis, and pemphigus vulgaris. In these disease states, increased numbers of IgG4-positive plasma cells are present in the tissue.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

1 to 3 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

88342-TC, primary

88341-TC, if additional IHC

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-Immunohistochemical (IHC)/In Situ Hybridization (ISH) Stains Request (T763)

-Renal Diagnostics Test Request (T830)