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Immunostain in short

GATA3 staining in benign urothelium.
Similar stains thrombomodulin, mammaglobin
Use bladder versus prostate, bladder versus SCC, breast versus other, parathyroid versus thyroid
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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