Howard Ratech ratech at
Thu Dec 18 10:34:00 EST 1997

CD43 is not lineage specific and therefore has limited diagnostic utility.

The following reference may be of interest to you:

The "CD43 only" phenotype. An aberrant, nonspecific immunophenotype
requiring comprehensive analysis for lineage resolution. Segal GH et al.
Am J Clin Pathol 97:861-865, 1992


Howard Ratech, MD

On Wed, 17 Dec 1997, Adrian O Vladutiu wrote:

> While antibody to CD43 are being commonly used in immunohistochemistry,
> for flow cytometry the use of this antibody is not listed in the many
> consensus reports on antibodies to be used for analysis of lymphoma by
> flow cytometry. Are there explanations for this?

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