The CD61 is a test to identify and analyze an important 90Kd type transmembrane protein (also called CD61), which helps in diagnosis of a number conditions by finding the number of platelets, megakaryotes and platelet thrombi.
What is CD61?
CD61 is a test performed on patients for expression of CD61, a 90Kd type transmembrane protein which finds out platelets, megakaryotes and platelet thrombi. It also distinguishes TTP from DIC. The CD61 protein can help in diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions.
How is CD61 Performed?
The CD61 is a painless procedure that only requires a few seconds. The process of CD61 involves
- The arm of the patient is cleaned with a germ-killing solution.
- 4-micron thick section of tissue is drawn from the skin of the patient.
- The sample is then sent to the lab for further testing.
- The sample is first purified and then tested.
- 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 CD61
Patients have to schedule the test beforehand. The preparation for the test includes
- No special preparation is required for the test.
- Inform your doctor if you are on any medication or have any underlying medical condition.
Your doctor will give special instructions based on the patient’s condition.
Post-care after CD61
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 CD61
Side-effects of CD61
CD61 is a safe procedure. Some common risks are
- Fainting or feeling lightheaded.
- Risk of infection (from where the skin is broken).