Smooth muscle actin by IHC

Alphabetical Test listing

Smooth muscle actin by IHC-12376 - Technical only, 12379 - Technical & interpretation

  
Smooth muscle actin by IHC
  
12376 - Technical only, 12379 - Technical & interpretation
  
LAB12376
LAB12379
  
IHC
SMA
SMActin
  
  • All IHC stains will include a positive control tissue
  
  • SMA identifies smooth muscle cells and myoepithelial cells
  • SMA does not react with actin from fibroblasts, striated muscle, or myocardium
  • SMA is of limited use; MSA/HHF35 identifies more types of muscle actin
  
Tissue
  

Submit a formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tissue block

  

Formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue block

  

FFPE tissue section mounted on a charged, unstained slide

  

Ambient (preferred)

  
  • Unlabeled/mislabeled block
  • Insufficient tissue
  • Slides broken beyond repair
  
AHL - Immunohistochemistry
  
Mo - Fr
  
1 - 2 days
  

Immunohistochemical staining and microscopic examination

  

If requested, an interpretive report will be provided

  

Specifications

  • SMA reacts with a protein of the alpha smooth muscle isoform of actin

Staining patterns

  • Cytoplasmic based

  
88342 - 1st stain
88341 - each additional stain
  
05/02/2017
  
10/17/2018
  
10/02/2020