IHC Work-Up for Carcinoma of Unknown Origin
An Unknown Origin Tumor is a common dilemma and situation in the anatomical pathology labs. Pathologist’s take next steps of diagnosis of these tumors depending on the architecture and cell structure of the tumor. Post the initial findings then the workup to identify the tumor origin for possible treatment becomes a puzzle that needs to be solved with the complexity of testing and support of the professionals in the laboratory. This presentation will go through an overview of the pathway to identify the origin of the unknown tumor.
1. Description of an unknown origin tumor will be reviewed.
2. Overview of how to diagnose the primary origin of a tumor.
3. Primary test performed for diagnosis will be discussed.