Acid phosphatase staining pattern as an indicator of T-cell acute leukemia

R. A. Savage, R. Valenzuela, G. C. Hoffman

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Acid phosphatase staining pattern has been variably advocated and discouraged as an indicator of T-cell differentiation of acute lymphoblastic leukemias. This study indicates that acid phosphatase staining pattern will correlate with the results of E rosette testing in both T-cell and non-T, non-B acute lymphoblastic leukemias in over 90% of cases. Acid phosphatase staining pattern may reliably be used to indicate T-cell differentiation in acute lymphoblastic leukemia in cases where insufficient material for E rosette testing is available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)760-764
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of clinical pathology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981


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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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