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Overview brief

CD23 is found in the mature B-cells, activated macrophages, platelets, and follicular dendritic cells.

What is CD23?

CD23 is a protein that is helpful for differentiating chronic lymphocytic leukemia from the other antigens. CD23 is helpful for regulating the IgE in the bloodstream. CD23 test is used for diagnosing mantle cell leukemia in the individual.

Why is CD23 suggested?

The CD23 test is suggested when the following symptoms are experienced:

  • Fever.
  • Nausea.
  • Bloating.
  • Abdominal pain. (1)

How is CD23 performed?

The steps involved in performing the CD23 test are:

  • The surface of the skin is cleaned with alcohol.
  • The skin is pricked for collecting the blood samples from the patient.
  • The blood samples are taken to the labs for examination.

When the process of CD23 test is over, the patient can go home.

What are the parameters measured in CD23?

The parameter measured in CD23 test is to detect the CD23 negativity in the patients that can be a sign of mantle cell lymphoma in the patient.

Preparation before performing CD23

The preparation required to take before performing CD23 tests are:

  • Inform the doctor about your medical history.
  • Wear loose clothes for the CD23 test.
  • Follow the guidelines provided by the doctor before the test.

Post-care after CD23

The post-care after the CD23 test are:

  • Take proper rest after the test.
  • Tell the doctor if any new symptoms occur after taking the test.

Sample types in CD23

The sample types in CD23 test are:

  • Blood samples.

Side effects of CD23

The side effects experienced during the CD23 test are:

  • Discomfort.
  • Dizziness.
  • Little pain during the test.

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