ZAP-70 (Zeta-chain-associated protein kinase 70) is a protein normally expressed near the surface membrane of T cells and natural killer cells. It is part of the T cell receptor, and plays a critical role in T-cell signaling.b ZAP-70 in B cells is used as a prognostic marker in identifying different forms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). DNA analysis has distinguished two major types of CLL, with different survival times. CLL that is positive for the marker ZAP-70 has an average survival of 8 years. CLL that is negative for ZAP-70 has an average survival of more than 25 years. Many patients, especially older ones, with slowly progressing disease can be reassured and may not need any treatment in their lifetimes.
No special preparation is needed for Zeta Associated Protien Flow Cytometry Bone Marrow. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Zeta Associated Protien Flow Cytometry Bone Marrow. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Less than 20% of monoclonal b cells is ZAP 70 negative|