Test Catalog

Test ID: HERBN    
HER2, Breast, Quantitative Immunohistochemistry, Automated, No Reflex

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

Determining overexpression of HER2 protein on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections without a reflex to FISH testing


This FDA-approved test is most frequently used to evaluate HER2 overexpression in breast cancer

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
HERBMHER Breast Semi Quant IHC ManualNoNo

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

Cases that are not able to be scanned for automated analysis due to technical issues will be changed to the manual process for analysis.

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

Ventana Pathway Immunoperoxidase Stain with Automated Quantitative Immunohistochemistry

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

HER Breast IHC Automated NO Reflex

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

c-neu Immunoperoxidase Stain
HER2 IHC stain, RST
c-erbB2 Immunoperoxidase Stain