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
2003430 Adenovirus by Immunohistochemistry Adenovirus
  • Specific to all subtypes of adenovirus
2003833 Cytomegalovirus (CMV) by Immunohistochemistry Cytomegalovirus Cytomegalovirus:
  • Reacts with the delayed and early DNA-binding protein p52
  • Does not crossreact with other herpesviruses or adenoviruses
2003944 Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV 1) by Immunohistochemistry Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Herpes simplex virus I:
  • Reacts with HSV type 1 specific antigen and antigens common for HSV types 1 and 2
2003954 Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV 2) by Immunohistochemistry Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Herpes simplex virus II:
  • Reacts with HSV type 2 specific antigen and antigens common for HSV types 1 and 2
2003932 Herpes Virus 8 by Immunohistochemistry Kaposi Sarcoma, B-Cell Lymphomas, B- and T-Cell Markers Lymphoma, Castleman disease, Primary Effusion Lymphomas, Tumor Markers Human herpes virus type 8 (latent nuclearantigen):
  • Aids in identifying multicentric Castleman disease, angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathies, and Kaposi sarcoma
2004137 Simian Virus 40 (SV-40) by Immunohistochemistry BK Virus, Simian Virus
  • Closely related to BK Virus and JC Virus
  • Used to identify all polymavirus infections due to cross-reactivity between SV-40 and BK Virus and JC Virus.