hormone receptor test

hormone receptor test

Endocrinology A test to quantify the hormone receptors, in a particular tissue–eg, the breast in breast CA. See Estrogen receptor, Progesterone receptor.
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11-14) In addition, previous studies have reported higher variability in hormone receptor test results when individual laboratories use their own staining methods, which often involve different techniques of antigen retrieval and different antibody clones for detection of the ER/PR proteins.
l A hormone receptor test then hormonal therapy if suitable.