Synuclein by IHC

Alphabetical Test listing

Synuclein by IHC-12376 - Technical only, 12379 - Technical & interpretation

Synuclein by IHC
12376 - Technical only, 12379 - Technical & interpretation
  • All IHC stains will include a positive control tissue
  • Synuclein is used to identify cytoplasmic inclusions in a number of neurodegenerative disorders collectively termed Synucleinopathies
  • The most frequent of the Synucleinopathies is Parkinson's disease; synuclein-positive Lewy bodies are usually easily found within the pigmented neurons of the substantia nigra
  • The immunohistochemical stain is most useful in other Synucleinopathies such as Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) or Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), where inclusions may be found in cortical neurons (DLB) or oligodendroglia (MSA)
  • Lewy body variants of Alzheimer's disease (LBV) have also been characterized, and a small percentage of cognitively normal elderly will have occasional Lewy bodies

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



  • Alpha-synuclein is a major component of Lewy bodies in Parkinson's disease, along with ubiquitin and associated enzymes

 Staining pattern

  • Cytoplasmic

88342 - 1st stain
88341 - each additional stain