Assessment Run 3 2000  

CD5

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Nine laboratories participated. In a normal lymph node, seven laboratories got a good staining result, while two got an acceptable result. Staining a mantle cell lymphoma, the same seven laboratories got a good result, while the two got a poor result. The major causes for the latter was probably an insufficient antigen retrieval and weak Chromogen system.

Good protocol 1  Good protocol 2

Lab A. CD5 staining of a normal lymph node using a good protocol (1). All T-cells are strongly stained. In the mantle zone a population of weakly stained cells are seen, probably B-cells. Lab. B. CD5 staining of a normal lymph node (same field as in lab. A). The T-cells are moderately stained.

Lab A. CD5 staining of a mantle cell lymphoma using a good protocol (1). All neoplastic cells are strongly stained. Lab B. CD5 staining of a mantle cell lymphoma (same field as in A) using an insufficient protocol. The neoplastic cells are difficult to discern, partly because of a weak staining, partly because of a heavy nuclear counterstaining. 
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