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Question had skin biopsy do they automatically do a cd3 on every skin biopsy & if cd3 is negative does that r/o lymphoma or do u still have to watch?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Complex question!: Cd3 is on t cells. Your doctor is looking for t cells in your skin biopsy, which can be present for many reasons including allergy. It looks like you have autoimmune disease (positive ANA in the past), so your doctor may be checking to see if your skin lesions are related to that. Based on what you've told me, lymphoma does not come to mind! ask your doctor what he/she is thinking! don't worry!

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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