Desmin is an intermediate filament protein in muscle cells. In normal tissues, the antibody reacts with both striated and smooth muscle cells. This labeling is confined to the Z band in skeletal and cardiac muscle giving a characteristic striated appearance. In neoplastic tissues, the antibody reacts with tumors of myogenic origin such as those arising from smooth muscle (leiomyosarcomas) and those derived from striated muscle (rhabdomyosarcomas).
No special preparation is needed for Desmin Immunohistochemistry Biopsy Tissue. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Desmin 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 Skeletal Muscle Tumors|