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IHC means immunohistochemistry
. In some cases where a pathologist sees some abnormal cells, he wants to confirm the type of cell to exactly confirm the diagnosis.
This is commonly done if you are suspecting malignancy. But do not worry even to diagnose benign conditions like lymphomatoid papulosis
or pityriasis lichenoides chronica
IHC is done.
So please do not take stress
and we can patiently wait for the report.
IHC can be done on the same biopsy
taken, but you need to make some additional payment for the special staining that they do.
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Hope this helped