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Test ID: CD103    
CD103 Immunostain, Technical Component Only

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Aids in the diagnosis of hairy cell leukemia and marginal zone lymphomas

Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

CD103, also known as integrin alpha E, is an integrin subunit protein, which is widely expressed on T cells. CD103 is a useful diagnostic tool in the diagnosis of hairy cell leukemia.

Interpretation Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

This test includes only technical performance of the stain (no pathologist interpretation is performed). Mayo Clinic cannot provide an interpretation of tech only stains outside the context of a pathology consultation. If an interpretation is needed, refer to PATHC / Pathology Consultation for a full diagnostic evaluation or second opinion of the case. All material associated with the case is required. Additional specific stains may be requested as part of the pathology consultation, and will be performed as necessary at the discretion of the Mayo pathologist.

 

The positive and negative controls are verified as showing appropriate immunoreactivity and documentation is retained at Mayo Clinic Rochester. If a control tissue is not included on the slide, a scanned image of the relevant quality control tissue is available upon request. Contact 855-516-8404.

 

Interpretation of this test should be performed in the context of the patient's clinical history and other diagnostic tests by a qualified pathologist.

Cautions Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances

Age of a cut paraffin section can affect immunoreactivity. Stability thresholds vary widely among published literature and are antigen-dependent. Best practice is for paraffin sections to be cut fresh.

Clinical Reference Recommendations for in-depth reading of a clinical nature

1. Morgan EA, Yu H, Pinkus JL, et al: Immunohistochemical detection of hairy cell leukemia in paraffin sections using a highly effective CD103 rabbit monoclonal antibody. Am J Clin Pathol 2013;139:220-230

2. Shao H, Calvo KR, Gronborg M, et al: Distinguishing hairy cell leukemia variant from hairy cell leukemia: Development and validation of diagnostic criteria. Leuk Res 2013;37:401-409

3. Abdel-Ghafar AA, El Din El Telbany MA, Mahmoud HM, et al: Immunophenotyping of chronic B-cell neoplasms: flow cytometry versus immunohistochemistry. Hematol Rep 2012;4(1):e3