At least five CD1 genes (CD1a, b, c, d, and e) have been identified. CD1a is expressed on cortical thymocytes, Langerhans cells, and dendritic cells. It is absent on mature peripheral blood T-cells, but cytoplasmic expression is detected on activated T-lymphocytes. CD1a is found on a subset of T-lymphoblastic lymphoma-leukemia and cases of Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
- A formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block is preferred specimen type
- One (1) unbaked, unstained slide for H&E staining (required) and two to three (2-3) positively charged unstained slides (all cut at 4-5 microns) for each test/antibody ordered
- Block and slide identifiers should be clearly written and match exactly with the specimen ID and specimen labeling as noted on the requisition.
Use cold pack for transport. Make sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen.