Cytokeratin 7 is a basic cytokeratin, and is expressed in epithelial cells of ovary, lung, and breast, but not of colon or gastrointestinal tract. It is often used in conjunction with cytokeratin 20 in distinguishing ovarian, pulmonary, and breast carcinomas (CK7+) from colon carcinomas (CK7-). Cytokeratin 7 (CK7) antibody reacts with proteins that are found in most ductal, glandular and transitional epithelium of the urinary tract and bile duct epithelial cells. CK7 distinguishes between lung and breast epithelium that stain positive, and colon and prostate epithelial cells that are negative. It also reacts with many benign and malignant epithelial lesions, e.g. adenocarcinomas of the ovary, breast and lung. Transitional cell carcinomas are positive and most prostate cancers are negative. This antibody does not recognize other intermediate filament proteins.
No special preparation is needed for Ck 7 Immunohistochemistry Biopsy Tissue. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Ck 7 Immunohistochemistry Biopsy Tissue. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||A positive staining is seen in case of detection of conditions mentioned|