Catalog Item Details

  TEST NAME Desmin IHC (IHC-1020)
  SECTION Histopathology
  SPECIMENS Fixed Tissue, Tissue Block, Unstained Slide
  SPECIES All
  PRICING $31.00
  SAMPLE CONTAINER Rigid Slide Holder, Spill Proof Container
  SHIPPING PRESERVE 10% (NBF) Formalin
  DAYS TESTED M-F
  ESTIMATED TURNAROUND 2-3 Days
  TEST COMMENTS Desmin is an intermediate filament protein (53 kDa) expressed in all striated muscle cells and most smooth muscle cells. In the developing striated muscle cells it replaces vimentin, linked to the Z-disc. In the smooth muscle cells desmin is associated with cytoplasmic dense bodies and subplasmalemmal dense plaques. In myofibroblasts and vascular smooth muscle cells desmin is co-expressed with vimentin. Desmin is detected in most tumours of myogenic origin.
  PROCEDURES Immunohistochemistry
  DELIVERY METHOD Next day delivery or 2 day transit is recommended
  SECTION GROUP Immunohistochemistry