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Test Code TCRGD T-Cell Receptor Delta Immunostain, Technical Component Only

Advisory Information

This test includes only technical performance of the stain (no pathologist interpretation is performed). If diagnostic consultation by a pathologist is required order PATHC / Pathology Consultation.

Shipping Instructions

Attach the green pathology address label and the pink Immunostain Technical Only label included in the kit to the outside of the transport container.

Specimen Required

Supplies: Immunostain Technical Only Envelope (T693)

Specimen Type: Tissue

Container/Tube: Immunostain Technical Only Envelope (T693)

Preferred: 2 unstained positively charged glass slide (25- x 75- x 1-mm) per test ordered; sections 4-microns thick.

Acceptable: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block

Useful For

Classification of lymphomas

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
IHTOI IHC Initial, Tech Only No No
IHTOA IHC Additional, Tech Only No No

Method Name


Reporting Name

TCR Delta IHC, Tech Only

Specimen Type


Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
TECHONLY Ambient (preferred)

Reject Due To








Wet/frozen tissue

Cytology smears

Nonformalin fixed tissue

Nonparaffin embedded tissue

Noncharged slides

ProbeOn slides

Clinical Information

T-cell receptor delta expression is seen in a small proportion of total T cells. Recognition of T-cell lymphomas that are derived from the delta T-cell subset is important as they often have a more aggressive clinical behavior. Normal tonsils show scattered cells staining in the interfollicular regions.


This test includes only technical performance of the stain (no pathologist interpretation is performed). Mayo Clinic cannot provide an interpretation of tech only stains outside the context of a pathology consultation. If an interpretation is needed, refer to test code PATHC / Pathology Consultation for a full diagnostic evaluation or second opinion of the case. All material associated with the case is required. Additional specific stains may be requested as part of the pathology consultation, and will be performed as necessary at the discretion of the Mayo pathologist.


The positive and negative controls are verified as showing appropriate immunoreactivity and documentation is retained at Mayo Clinic Rochester. If a control tissue is not included on the slide, a scanned image of the relevant quality control tissue is available upon request. Contact 855-516-8404.


Interpretation of this test should be performed in the context of the patient's clinical history and other diagnostic tests by a qualified pathologist.


No significant cautionary statements.

Clinical Reference

1. Roullet M, Gheith SMF, Mauger J, et al: Percentage of gamma-delta T cells in panniculitis by paraffin immunohistochemical analysis. Am J Clin Pathol 2009;131:820-826

2. Willemze R, Jansen PM, Cerroni L, et al: Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-Cell lymphoma: Definition, classification, and prognostic factors: an EORTC Cutaneous Lymphoma Group Study of 38 cases. Blood 2008;111:838-845

3. Vega F, Medeiros LJ, Gaulard P: Hepatosplenic and other gammadelta T-cell lymphomas. Am J Clin Pathol 2007;127:869-880

Method Description

Immunohistochemistry on sections of paraffin-embedded tissue.(Unpublished Mayo method)

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Analytic Time

1 day

Specimen Retention Time

Until staining is complete.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

88342-TC, primary

88341-TC, if additional IHC

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
TCRGD TCR Delta IHC, Tech Only In Process


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
70874 TCR Delta IHC, Tech Only No LOINC Needed