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Lab Test

IHC - p40

The p40 Immunohistochemistry (IHC) test is a diagnostic procedure performed on tissue samples. p40 is a protein, a specific isoform of p63, that plays an important role in the development and maintenance of epithelial tissues.

  • Test NameIHC - p40
  • Sample TypeTissue
  • Preparations RequiredNo specific preparation is needed for this test.
  • Report Time3 days

The p40 IHC test uses antibodies that specifically bind to p40 to identify its presence in tissue samples. This test is significant in the field of pathology, particularly in distinguishing squamous cell carcinomas from other types of cancers, aiding in the accurate diagnosis and effective treatment planning.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The p40 IHC test is crucial in diagnosing and differentiating squamous cell carcinomas from other types of cancers. The results can guide healthcare professionals in deciding the most appropriate treatment approach.

No, fasting is not required for this test as it's performed on tissue samples, typically obtained through a biopsy or surgical procedure.

No specific preparation is required. The tissue sample is usually collected by a healthcare provider during a biopsy or surgical procedure.

This test is usually recommended when a squamous cell carcinoma is suspected, often following initial imaging studies or if symptoms suggest these conditions.

This test detects the presence or absence of the p40 protein. It aids in distinguishing squamous cell carcinomas from other types of tumors.

The frequency of this test depends on your doctor's advice and is generally conducted during the diagnostic process or when monitoring the treatment response.

The interpretation of the p40 IHC test is based on the detection of the p40 protein rather than a numerical value. A positive result signifies the presence of p40, which may indicate specific types of squamous cell carcinomas.

As the test is performed on tissue samples, the main precautions pertain to the biopsy or surgical procedure used to obtain the sample.

p40 levels can be influenced by the presence of squamous cell carcinomas. There are no known modifiable factors affecting p40 expression.

If your p40 IHC test results are abnormal, it's recommended to consult an oncologist. They can guide you on the implications of the results and the next course of action.

While p40 is primarily associated with squamous cell carcinomas, its expression may be seen in other conditions. Therefore, the test result should be interpreted alongside other clinical and diagnostic information.

p40 is found in various body tissues but its detection is most commonly associated with certain types of squamous cell carcinomas.

There are no specific medication restrictions before this test. However, you should always inform your doctor about any medications you're taking before any biopsy or surgical procedure.

No, this test requires a tissue sample usually obtained via a biopsy or surgical procedure. Therefore, it needs to be performed in a healthcare setting by a trained professional.

The p40 IHC test is highly specific, but it should be interpreted in conjunction with other diagnostic tests and clinical findings for a comprehensive diagnosis.

In diagnosing squamous cell carcinomas and similar conditions, the p40 IHC test plays a crucial role. It delivers key insights that assist healthcare providers in deciding the best treatment plan. Remember, your healthcare team is there to provide support and guidance throughout your journey, ensuring that you receive the best care at every stage.

IHC - p40
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