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Overview brief

CD2 plays a significant role in T-cell activation, T- or NK-mediated cytolysis and in the production of cytokines by the T-cells. CD2 test.

What is CD2?

CD2 is a protein-coding gene. The diseases associated with CD2 are Carcinoma and lymphatic leukemia. CD2 test is performed on individuals for diagnosing various types of leukemia and lymphoma by comparing cancer and normal cells of the body.

Why is CD2 suggested?

CD2 is suggested when the following symptoms are noticed:

  • Fever.
  • Headache.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Bone pain. (1)

How is CD2 performed?

CD2 test is performed by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Blood sample is collected from the patient by pricking on the skin with a needle.
  • The samples are sent to the laboratory for identifying the cause of the suspected disease.
  • The samples are analyzed using several antibodies to check for leukaemia and lymphoma.
  • The lab specialists will provide the information if the patient has a suspected disease.

CD2 test is a short procedure and the patient can go home after the procedure is over.

What are the parameters measured in CD2?

The parameters measured in CD2 test are to identify the cells basing on the antigens present on the cell’s surface for investigating the disease like leukaemia or Carcinoma.

Preparation before performing CD2

The preparation required before performing CD2 is:

  • Inform the doctor about your medical history.
  • Eat and drink normally before the CD2 test if otherwise is not instructed by the doctor.

Post-care after CD2

The post-care after CD2 is simple:

  • Take rest.
  • Inform the doctor about any symptoms if experienced after the test.

Sample types in CD2

The sample types in CD2 are:

  • Blood samples.

Side effects of CD2

The common side effects experienced during CD2 tests are:

  • Little pain during the blood test.
  • Discomfort and dizziness after the blood is drawn from the vein.

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