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
Side-effects of CD5
CD5 is a safe procedure. Some common risks are
- Feeling lightheaded.
- Infection (from where the skin is broken).