pTau | IHC

Test Details Detection of antigen in postmortem, formalin fixed and paraffin embedded brain tissue
Components Clone AT8 (p-Ser202) performed as an LDT on Ventana Ultra platform
Methodology Immunohistochemistry
Performed Monday – Friday
Turnaround 2 – 3 business days
Specimen requirements FFPE postmortem brain tissue
Sample collection Testing currently limited to WU autopsy cases
Unacceptable Conditions Melted block; brain tissue pre-treated with formic acid
CPT Code(s) NA
Miscellaneous The test was developed by AMP Core Labs in collaboration with the Division of Neuropathology, WU Department of Pathology and Immunology. The tests were validated for use on formalin-fixed postmortem brain tissues; potential effects of formic acid treatment have not been evaluated. The tests are performed using a polymer-based detection system and instrumentation by Ventana Medical Systems. Additional details regarding the procedures are available on request. Results must be interpreted in conjunction with available clinical and pathologic information.

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