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The CD11C gene, alternatively known as Alpha X, is responsible for encoding the CD11C integrin chain protein. It’s essential to note the difference between the two biological components. The Alpha X gene is the parent source, while CD11C is the resulting protein.
Abnormal expressions of CD11C are present in cancer subtypes such as Hairy Cell Leukaemia (HCL) and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL). Consequently, medical professionals have begun to view unusual concentrations of the protein as a cancer marker.
Hairy Cell Leukaemia is a rare and gradual form of blood cancer where the bone marrow produces abnormal B-cells in excessive quantities. These abnormal cells limit the production of healthy platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells.
HCL is chronic and has no cure, with viable treatment leading to temporary remission in some cases. Some common symptoms of the condition are as follows:
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a cancer subtype that affects the lymphatic system. The disease involves the abnormal growth of lymphocytes (white blood cells) that lead to the formation of tumours. Examples of a few manifested symptoms are listed below:
Medical advancements have made NHL treatment very accessible. In most cases, affected individuals are cured of the disease entirely.
A CD11C (HCL/NHL Marker) test is part of a more extensive immunophenotyping assessment that examines the protein’s expression. It’s critical to note that this is not a leukaemia screening test.
The test's original purpose was to identify unclassified haematological malignancies (blood cancer), which in this case are HCL and NHL. However, for undiagnosed individuals, abnormal CD11C expression can indicate either the probability of developing such diseases or the direct existence of the same.
The CD11C (HCL/NHL Marker) test follows the standard procedures of an immunophenotyping process. Testers charge a screening panel with a cancer marker and then evaluate the results incrementally. In some circumstances, pathologists may use reflex testing to comprehensively characterize the disease’s state or examine abnormalities from the initial screening panel.
The final interpretation combines the panel and reflex testing results with the patient’s medical history. Clinically observed abnormal expressions of CD11C lead to the following:
The patient's clinical history is mandatory to perform this examination. Without it, doctors cannot verify test results.
Apollo 24|7 provides a CD11C (HCL/NHL Marker) test that helps in the general assessment of the protein’s concentration. Besides disease classification, the results of such a test can help in the following:
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The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results