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Immunophenotyping

Glossary

immunophenotyping

A process that uses antibodies to identify cells based on the types of antigens or markers on the surface of the cells. This process is used to diagnose specific types of leukemia and lymphoma by comparing the cancer cells to normal cells of the immune system. Immunophenotyping may also be used to separate cells into different groups based on the markers they have on the surface.

Last updated: 2016-10-26

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)