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Estrogen/Progesterone Receptor, Semi-Quantitative Immunohistochemistry, Manual

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Immunoperoxidase staining and detection of estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) is performed in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections using a proprietary kit detection system. Four-micron tissue sections are deparaffinized, subjected to heat-induced antigen retrieval, and then sequentially incubated with antireceptor monoclonal antibodies (ER clone SP1 and PR clone 1E2) and followed by a proprietary kit detection system. The chromogen, diaminobenzidine, is subsequently applied to the section to produce a brown nuclear precipitate in cells expressing receptors. Sections are lightly counterstained with hematoxylin. Stained slides are examined microscopically by the consulting anatomic pathologist and interpreted as negative (<1% reactive cells), focally positive (1%-10% reactive cells), or positive (>10% reactive cells).(Unpublished Mayo method)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Friday

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

2 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

10 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

Until 1 week after results are reported

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test