Reviewer: Kara Hamilton, M.S., Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 12 July 2013, last major update June 2009
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- Also called Anti-Lewis-Y or Lewis Y antigen, BG-8
- Mechanism: detects the Lewis Y antigen, type 2 chain
- Note: Methylobacter albus BG8 is a gram negative bacteria using methane as its carbon source
- Interpretation: cytoplasmic staining, diffuse and intense
Uses by pathologists
Positive staining - disease
- Mesothelioma (sometimes focal or weak staining in epithelium)
End of Stains > BG8
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