Immunohistochemistry Stains

The ARUP Immunohistochemistry Laboratory performs more than 175 stains on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues/cellblocks. These stains are used to detect the presence, abundance, and localization of specific proteins to aid in determining the direction of differentiation in neoplasms with similar morphology as well as to provide prognostic or therapeutic information, among other applications.

This lab is pathologist oriented, providing a stain and return service only, without interpretation, to our client pathologists to assist in their diagnostic studies. Most stains are returned the next day. The available stains are listed under the Stain and Return Immunohistochemistry tab. If interpretation is needed, please order a consultation.

For information concerning consultation, please call (801) 581-2507. Consultations can be sent directly to:

Surgical Pathology Department
Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope, RM N3105
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: (801) 581-2507 or (801) 584-5078
Fax: (801) 581-7035

Please include pertinent clinical history and surgical pathology report.

The Immunohistochemistry Laboratory has a menu of immunohistochemistry tests for which we will provide interpretation by one of our ARUP faculty pathologists. A list of these tests can be found under the Immunohistochemistry Tests tab. The ARUP Immunohistochemistry Laboratory is an NSABP-approved laboratory for the testing of breast markers. Enhanced reports are available for Herceptin® testing.
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Test # Test Name Test Keywords Test Description
2003427 Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) by Immunohistochemistry Acromegaly, Cushing Syndrome, Hypopituitarism, Tumor Markers, Endocrine/Adrenal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Pituitary Cancer, thymoma, medullary thyroid carcinoma Adrenocorticotropic hormone:
  • Subclassifies pituitary adenomas
2003929 Growth Hormone by Immunohistochemistry Acromegaly, Hypopituitarism, Tumor Markers HGH:
  • Identifies somatotroph cells of the human adenohypophysis
  • Subclassifies pituitary adenomas
  • Identifies adenocarcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and large cell carcinomas of non-pituitary origin
2004109 Prolactin by Immunohistochemistry Hypopituitarism, Tumor Markers
  • Produced in the anterior pituitary gland
  • Subclassifies pituitary adenomas