Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is a technique used to determine the presence and level of specific cellular proteins. At, Megavision Pathology Lab, we provide all the Immunochemistry (IHC) Tests. IHC measures protein expression using specially labelled antibodies that can bind to the proteins of interest. The antibody is mixed with the cellular components of the tumor. After a set amount of time, the mixture is rinsed and only those antibodies attached to their protein targets will remain. The presence of the antibodies can be detected by viewing the sample under a microscope because areas containing bound antibodies will appear a different color than areas lacking antibodies. Samples with more protein will bind more antibody and therefore appear darker. This allows the test to reveal not only whether a protein is present but also the relative amount of the protein. Test results are based on the strength of the staining and the percent of cells stained.
We Provide Following Services
- Breast cancer predictive markers (ER, PR, Her2/neu, Ki-67).
- Soft Tissue Tumor Panel.
- Neuroendocrine Tumors.
- Metastatic Tumors (unknown primary).
- Undifferentiated Small Cell Neoplasm.
- Cell block with IHC.
- Infectious Diseases: Viruses (CMV, BK POLYOMA).