Differences in immunohistochemistry utilization by general and breast subspecialty pathologists at a large academic institution.


Immunohistochemistry (IHC) can be a useful adjunct in diagnostic breast pathology, but best practices have not been clearly established. We sought to compare the patterns of p63 utilization between general pathologists (GP) and subspecialized breast pathologists (BP), analyze diagnostic discrepancy rates, and identify types of lesions requiring immunohistochemistry.