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Overview Brief

The CD5  is a test to identify and analyze a transmembrane protein (also called CD5), which helps in the diagnosis of various immunity deficiencies.

What is CD5?

CD5 is a test performed is a type of blood test performed on patients for expression of CD5, a unique protein which acts as a differentiator on the surface of various types of t-cells and in a subset of b-cells, specifically b-1a. The CD5 protein is found in humans on the long arm of the 11th chromosome and is therefore widely available throughout the body.


How is CD5 Performed?

The CD5 is a painless procedure that only requires a few seconds. The process of CD5 involves

  • The arm of the patient is cleaned with a germ-killing solution to take a blood sample.
  • The blood sample is then sent to the lab for further testing.
  • The patient will receive the test results after a period of time.

Patients can leave the hospital as soon as the is over.


Preparation before CD5

Patients have to schedule the test beforehand. The preparation for the test includes

  • No special preparation required for the test.
  • Inform your doctor if you are on any medication or have any underlying condition.

Your doctor will give special instructions based on your condition.

Post-care after CD5

The pathologist will advise about the post-care after the test.

  • You may resume your usual lifestyle right after the procedure unless your doctor advises otherwise.

Sample Types Required For CD5

.  Blood

Side-effects of CD5

CD5 is a safe procedure. Some common risks are

  • Feeling lightheaded.
  • Infection (from where the skin is broken).
  • Hematoma.
  • Bleeding.

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