Understanding what your doctor ordered
Applied Diagnostics’ tests and methodologies include:
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is a type of assay in which specific cellular antigens are detected by the use of labeled antibodies. Antigens are what cause your immune system to create antibodies, which are protective proteins.
Flow Cytometry uses laser-beam technology to analyze and characterize cells. Flow Cytometry is particularly useful in the diagnosis and prognosis of lymphomas and leukemias.
Cytogenetics is performed to determine chromosomal abnormalities in both constitutional (prenatal) and hematological disorders (bone marrow, leukemic blood, and lymph node specimens).
Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) is a cytogenetic technique that uses fluorescent-labeled DNA probes to detect particular chromosome or gene abnormalities.
Molecular focuses on evaluation of a patients’ DNA or RNA to determine if any mutations are present.
All results from these technologies should be discussed with your physician. He or she is best equipped to understand what they may mean for your cancer as they relate to your age, sex, ethnicity, overall health, family medical history, and current medications, as well as other factors not listed here.
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