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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

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

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 does not include pathologist interpretation; only technical performance of the stain. If interpretation is required order PATHC / Pathology Consultation for a full diagnostic evaluation or second opinion of the case.

 

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, Pinkus GS: 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, El-Sakhawy YN: Immunophenotyping of chronic B-cell neoplasms: flow cytometry versus immunohistochemistry. Hematol Rep. 2012;4(1):e3