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Overview Brief

The CD68 is a test to identify and analyse a membrane glycoprotein (also called CD68), which helps in diagnosis of a wide range of conditions and diseases like granular cell tumour and bacterial esophagitis.

What is CD68?

CD68 is a test performed on patients for expression of the membrane glycoprotein CD68. The markers of CD68 present in cells helps in identifying the abnormal cells present. The CD68 protein can help in diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions.

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How is CD68 Performed?

The CD68 is a painless procedure that only requires a few seconds. The process of CD68 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.

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Preparation before CD68

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.

The doctor will give special instructions and advise the best course action based on the patient’s condition.

Post-care after CD68

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 CD68

  • Blood

Side-effects of CD68

CD68 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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