Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Immunochemistry, subsequent stains (up to a maximum of 5 in total) Test in Kenya

Brief Description

Immunochemistry is used to accurately diagnose tumours and classify them"," by combining immunological"," biochemical"," and histological techniques to detect specific protein markers. The test completes the staining protocol for immunochemistry.

Synonyms

Immunohistochemistry (IHC)

Patient Preparation

The patient will be prepared based on the sample collection method.

Sample Type

Whole organs obtained via surgery and tissue samples obtained via biopsies.

Sample volume

N/A

Sample collection Container

N/A

Sample collection instructions

Samples should be rapidly fixed then labeled with the patients name or a unique identifier.

Sample storage

Sectioned samples are stable at room temperature after fixation or refrigerated at 2-80C.

Reference range

Normal cells

Results Turnaround

Two to three weeks after sample collection.

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

When fully processed"," this test is used in the diagnosis of tumours of unknown origin"," carninomas"," adenomas","lymphomas"," melanomas and sarcomas. It can also be used to identify E. hystolytica and different species leishmania in free tissue samples.