Test Catalog

Test ID: AMPIP    
Amyloid Protein Identification, Paraffin, Mass Spectrometry

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Definitive identification of amyloid proteins

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
MLCPCMicrodissection, Laser CaptureNo, (Bill Only)No
MSPTCMass SpectrometryNo, (Bill Only)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

In all cases with adequate tissue, an initial Congo red stain is performed before mass spectrometry testing to confirm positivity and pattern of amyloid deposition can be considered when interpreting mass spectrometry results.


In some instances, per pathologist discretion, a different initial Congo red stain may be performed using SS2PC / Special Stain, Group II, Other (Bill Only).

-If the stain is negative for amyloid, then this test will not be performed and only the SS2PC will be charged.

-If the stain is positive for amyloid, this test will be performed and the SS2PC billing charge will be credited.


A pathology consultation is typically not required. If the amyloid subtyping results do not fit the clinical findings, a PATHC / Pathology Consultation may be added if appropriate, upon client approval.


See Laboratory Approach to the Diagnosis of Amyloidosis in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Histological Stain/Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Amyloid Protein ID, Par, LC MS/MS

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Amyloid AA
Amyloid AL
Amyloid ATTR
Amyloid LECT-2