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Test ID AMPIP Amyloid Protein Identification, Paraffin, Mass Spectrometry

Ordering Guidance

This test should only be ordered on patients in whom a primary diagnosis has already been established. If a patient does not have a primary diagnosis, order PATHC / Pathology Consultation or refer to the Pathology Consultation Ordering Algorithm.


If a pathology consultation is desired in addition to this test, order PATHC / Pathology Consultation alone and send the required paperwork with specimen. Indicate that amyloid protein identification is desired. If needed, this test will be added by the reviewing pathologist and will be reported with the consultation. For more information see PATHC / Pathology Consultation.

Shipping Instructions

Attach the green pathology address label included in the kit to the outside of the transport container.

Necessary Information

1. Preliminary pathology report and history are required.

2. A brief explanatory note or consultative letter is also recommended.

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Formalin-fixed or B5-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue block

Collection Instructions: Do not send fixed tissue slides. Testing can only be done on paraffin-embedded tissue blocks.

Useful For

Definitive identification of amyloid proteins

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
MLCPC Microdissection, Laser Capture No, (Bill Only) No
MSPTC Mass Spectrometry No, (Bill Only) No

Testing Algorithm

In all cases with adequate tissue, an initial Congo red stain is performed before mass spectrometry testing to confirm positivity, and the 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, PATHC / Pathology Consultation may be added if appropriate, upon client approval.


For more information see Amyloidosis: Laboratory Approach to Diagnosis.

Method Name

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

Reporting Name

Amyloid Protein ID, Par, LC MS/MS

Specimen Type


Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
AMYLOID Ambient (preferred)

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

7 to 15 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic 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 US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


82542 (if appropriate)

88380 (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
AMPIP Amyloid Protein ID, Par, LC MS/MS 101405-9


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
71185 Interpretation 50595-8
71186 Participated in the Interpretation No LOINC Needed
71187 Report electronically signed by 19139-5
71189 Material Received 81178-6
71592 Disclaimer 62364-5
72109 Case Number 80398-1


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-Cardiovascular Test Request (T724)

-Hematopathology/Cytogenetics Test Request (T726)

-Renal Diagnostics Test Request (T830)

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.