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
2007332 ERBB2 (HER2)(HercepTest) by Immunohistochemistry HERCEP IHC
  • Predicts a patient’s response to Herceptin Therapy
See Test Code 0049174 for HercepTest with Interpretation.
2003887 Friend Leukemia Integration-1 (Fli-1) by Immunohistochemistry Ewing Sarcoma, Sarcoma Friend leukemia insertion site 1:
  • Anti-apoptotic activity
  • Expressed in heart, lung, spleen, and thymus
  • Aids in identifying erythroleukemias, lymphoblastic lymphomas, and Ewing sarcomas
2003448 INI1 (BAF47) by Immunohistochemistry Head and Neck Cancer, Sarcoma
  • Indicative of a tumor suppressor role
  • Heterozygous tumors in the soft tissues of the head and neck
2004519 Ki-67, MIB1, by Immunohistochemistry B-cell Lymphomas, T-Cell Lymphomas, Tumor marker, astrocytoma
  • Proliferation index indicator
  • Determines growth fraction
  • Aids in differentiating melanoma from nevus cells for sentinel node biopsy
  • Distinguishes benign and malignant adrenocortical tumors
2004064 p16 by Immunohistochemistry Head and Neck Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, HNPCC, Colorectal Cancer, Tumor Markers, Pancreatic Cancer, Melanoma, prognostic F-12:
  • Negative regulator of the cell cycle
  • Prognostic significance (breast, colon, stomach, lung, and pituitary)
2004184 Wilms Tumor (WT1), N-terminus by Immunohistochemistry AML, Mesothelioma, Ovarian Cancer, desmoplastic round-cell tumor
  • Aids in identifying Wilms' tumor, mesotheliomas