Her-2-Neu Serum




Test Mnemonic

HER2S

CPT Codes

  • 83950 - QTY (1)

Aliases

  • HER-2/neu, Quantitative, ELISA

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Dpt of Lab Med & Pathology


Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
1 mLSerumNo additive (Red) FrozenImmediately centrifuge, aliquot into plastic screw-capped vial and freeze

Alternate Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
1 mLSerumSST (Gold) FrozenImmediately centrifuge, aliquot into plastic screw-capped vial and freeze

Minimum Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
0.2 mL     

Stability

Environmental Condition Description
AmbientUnacceptable
RefrigeratedUnacceptable
FrozenSample must be frozen

Days Performed

Tue, Fri

Turnaround Time

6 - 10 days

Methodology

Name Description
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) 

Reference Range

Her-2-Neu Serum
Sex Age From Age To Type Range Range Unit
       Freetext0.0 - 15.0 ng/mL 

Special Info

This test is New York state approved. Grossly hemolyzed specimens will be rejected.

Clinical Info

Clinical Reference: 1. Fehm T, Malmonis P, Weitz S, Teramoto Y, Katalinic A, Jager W. Influence of circulating c-erb-2 serum protein on response to adjuvant chemotherapy in node-positive breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 1997 43(1):87-95. 2. Molina R, Jo J, Fiella X, et al., c-erb-2 oncoprotein in the sera and tissue of patients with breast cancer: Utility in prognosis. Anti-cancer Research 1996 Jul-Aug; 16(4B) 2295-2300.