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Overview Brief

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

  • Blood

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).

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