Overview of Terminal Deoxynucleotidyl Transferase
Why Get Tested
The test is performed when a patient exhibits symptoms of leukemia such as-
>Swollen lymph nodes
>Unexplained weight loss
>Loss of appetite
- No special preparation required
What Results of Terminal Deoxynucleotidyl Transferase mean?
The results depend upon the stain used for the classification and distinction of leukemias and lymphomas. So, a positive result is indicated by the presence of positive staining of the ALL B-cells and negative staining, i.e., no staining in case of absence of TdT positive cells.