THE VALUE OF IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY
IN THE ASSESSMENT OF BONE MARROW DISORDERS
Attilio Orazi, M.D., FRCPath. and Dennis P. O'Malley, M.D.
TdT is a polyclonal rabbit antibody made against thymic lymphocytes. Heat induced epitope retrieval
technique is necessary for reliable staining. The stain works best in formalin fixed tissue and appears
somewhat inhibited in B5-fixed tissues and after prolonged decalcification. The stain is a value in
detecting lymphoblastic lymphomas and acute leukemias.
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Transferase staining in acute leukemia and normal bone marrow using routinely processed paraffin sections.
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