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Immunostain in short

GATA3 staining in benign urothelium.
Similar stains thrombomodulin
Use bladder versus prostate, bladder versus SCC
Subspeciality Genitourinary pathology, Breast pathology
Normal staining pattern nuclear
Positive urothelial carcinoma, invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast, lobular breast carcinoma
Negative prostatic carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma of the lung

GATA3 an immunostain that is increasingly used in genitourinary pathology.




See also


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  2. 2.0 2.1 Miettinen, M.; McCue, PA.; Sarlomo-Rikala, M.; Rys, J.; Czapiewski, P.; Wazny, K.; Langfort, R.; Waloszczyk, P. et al. (Jan 2014). "GATA3: a multispecific but potentially useful marker in surgical pathology: a systematic analysis of 2500 epithelial and nonepithelial tumors.". Am J Surg Pathol 38 (1): 13-22. doi:10.1097/PAS.0b013e3182a0218f. PMID 24145643.
  3. Ellis, CL.; Chang, AG.; Cimino-Mathews, A.; Argani, P.; Youssef, RF.; Kapur, P.; Montgomery, EA.; Epstein, JI. (Nov 2013). "GATA-3 immunohistochemistry in the differential diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the urinary bladder.". Am J Surg Pathol 37 (11): 1756-60. doi:10.1097/PAS.0b013e31829cdba7. PMID 24061521.
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  5. Osman, H.; Cheng, L.; Ulbright, TM.; Idrees, MT. (Feb 2016). "The utility of CDX2, GATA3, and DOG1 in the diagnosis of testicular neoplasms: an immunohistochemical study of 109 cases.". Hum Pathol 48: 18-24. doi:10.1016/j.humpath.2015.09.028. PMID 26772394.
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  8. Perrino, CM.; Ho, A.; Dall, CP.; Zynger, DL. (Sep 2017). "Utility of GATA3 in the differential diagnosis of pheochromocytoma.". Histopathology 71 (3): 475-479. doi:10.1111/his.13229. PMID 28374498.
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