Selected monoclonal antibodies can increase the accuracy of cytodiagnosis of neoplastic effusions of cryptic origin expanded in a short term culture.


The use of a selected panel of monoclonal antibodies (MoAb) to tumor associated antigens (TAA) in immunocytochemical (IIC) tests has been shown, in a preliminary study, to be a powerful diagnostic tool for the identification of the primary solid tumor causing metastatic effusion. Despite this improvement in a minority of neoplastic fluids a number of… (More)


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