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Flow cytometry, utilizing lasers, measures cell attributes, such as protein expression, with precision. This method examines individual cells within a larger group, ensuring accuracy and reliability. One variant, involving the CD138 marker, is pivotal in hematology and oncology diagnostics.

CD138, or syndecan-1, marks specific cell surfaces, notably plasma cells responsible for antibody production during infections. The CD138 flow cytometry test is essential in diagnosing and monitoring plasma cell disorders, notably multiple myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer. This test's application demonstrates the flow cytometry principle, allowing detailed analysis crucial in medical diagnostics. Schedule your appointment at Sprint Diagnostics, conveniently located near you in Hyderabad.

Test Name Flowcytometry - CD138
Sample Type Blood/bone marrow
Preparations Required No special preparations are needed before this test.
Report Time 2 days
Price in Hyderabad ₹ 1500

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the importance of the Flowcytometry - CD138 test?

The Flowcytometry - CD138 test is essential in diagnosing diseases that affect plasma cells, such as multiple myeloma. This test can provide valuable information about the number and proportion of CD138 positive cells, which can aid doctors in confirming a diagnosis or monitoring disease progression.

2. What factors can affect the levels of CD138?

Certain conditions, particularly plasma cell disorders like multiple myeloma, can lead to an increased level of CD138. Certain treatments, like chemotherapy, can also impact the levels of CD138.

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3. What does CD138 positive mean?

A CD138 positive result indicates the existence of cells that express the CD138 marker, which is commonly linked with plasma cells. This finding in diagnostic testing implies the possibility of abnormalities, particularly in disorders related to plasma cells such as multiple myeloma.

4. What does CD138 negative mean?

When CD138 is not detected, it suggests that there are no cells expressing this marker. This information can be useful in medical evaluations, indicating either normal levels or the absence of certain cell types.

5. What is the cost of Flowcytometry CD138 test ?

The price of Flowcytometry CD138 test in Hyderabad is just ₹1500. Visit sprint diagnostics for discounted rates and expert treatment.

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