flow cytometry


CD5 is a specialized type of protein normally found on the surface of immune cells where it is involved in modulating signal transduction pathways. It plays a significant role in regulating immune responses and maintaining the balance between activating and inhibiting signals within the immune system. What does CD5 do? Regulates T-cell activation: CD5 is …
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CD3 is a protein that is normally made by two types of specialized immune cells, T cells and NK cells. Most lymphomas that start from T and NK cells, including peripheral T cell lymphoma, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma, also make CD3. Two common tests used to look for CD3 in …
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Flow cytometry

In pathology, “flow” often refers to flow cytometry, a laboratory test used for analyzing the physical and chemical characteristics of bodily fluids and tissues such as blood and bone marrow. This test allows for the simultaneous analysis of multiple physical and/or chemical characteristics of single cells flowing through an optical and/or electronic detection apparatus. This …
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