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Overview brief

CD79a is a protein which is encoded by the CD79a gene.

What is CD79a?

CD79a is a B-cell linkage marker present in the neoplasm. It also forms B cell antigen receptor and facilitates the cell activity. A mutation in the CD79a gene results in a condition known as agammaglobulinemia.

Why is CD79asuggested?

CD79a test is suggested when the patient experiences the below-listed symptoms,

  • Dizziness.
  • Headaches.
  • Constipation.
  • Morning sickness.

How is CD79aperformed?

TheCD79a is a very simple test. The steps to perform the CD79a test are mentioned below,

  • The skin is pricked using an injection and blood sample is collected.
  • The surface of the skin that was pricked is bandaged.
  • The blood sample collected is sent to the lab for examination.
  • The examiner checks the level of CD79a present in the blood and sends the result.

The process of CD79a is harmless and the patient is allowed to go home after the test.

What are the parameters measured in CD79a?

The major parameter of the CD79a test is that the doctors can find out if the symptoms experienced by the patient is due to lymphoma or myeloma by estimating the amount of CD79a levels in the bloodstream.

Preparation before performing CD79a

There are no special preparations required to perform CD79a. But preparation required is,

  • Discuss your medical history with the doctor.
  • Follow the instructions instructed by the doctor.

Post-care after CD79a

Post-care afterCD79a test are,

  • Take enough rest
  • Take the medications on time and regularly.

Sample types in CD79a

The sample types in CD79a are:

  • Blood samples.

Side effects of CD79a

The side effects of CD79a test are not very prominent. But some people may experience,

  • Discomfort.
  • Dizziness.

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