[Cytometry] CD19 question

Anush Karapetian karapetian1 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 16:21:11 EDT 2009

Hello, Brian,

I have seen a different expression of surface antibodies depending on
antibody mixture,
especially if the staining was done in whole blood.
My explanation is, that some antibodies mimic ligands to surface receptors
and act like
ligands, influencing expression of other surface receptors.
In your  FMC7/23/19/5/45 tube antibodies maybe work synergistically.

Anush Karapetyan

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 3:13 PM, Marsiglia, Brian <Brian.Marsiglia at inova.org
> wrote:

> I have this patient that comes in once a week for a lymphoma workup.
> Every sample is negative for CD19 (this is expected) except the
> FMC7/23/19/5/45 tube.  In this tube, there is a huge CD19 positive
> population, which co-expresses CD5.  My compensation looks great, so I
> don't think that is the issue.
> This is the 3rd time I've seen this happen on this same patient.  I've
> not seen this on any other patients.  If I break down this tube, and put
> one antibody in each tube, I do not see the issue.  It's only when all
> antibodies are added. This patient is on anti CD20 therapy. I'm not
> cocktailing antibodies.
> Any input would be appreciated.
> -Brian
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