CD2 by IHC

Alphabetical Test listing

CD2 by IHC-12376 - Technical only, 12379 - Technical & interpretation

CD2 by IHC
12376 - Technical only, 12379 - Technical & interpretation

All IHC stains will include a positive control tissue

  • CD2 is a pan T-cell marker used to identify benign and malignant T lymphocytes
  • CD2 should be used in a panel with other T-cell markers

Submit a formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue 


Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block


FFPE tissue section mounted on a charged, unstained slide


Ambient (preferred)

  • Unlabeled/mislabeled block
  • Insufficient tissue
  • Slides broken beyond repair
AHL - Immunohistochemistry
Mo - Fr
1 - 2 days

Immunohistochemical staining and microscopic examination


If requested, an interpretive report will be provided



  • CD2 is a glycoprotein found on most peripheral T-lymphocytes, on a subset of NK lymphocytes and on cortical thymocytes
  • Some thymic B-lymphocytes are also positive for CD2
  • CD2 is the E-rosette receptor.

Staining pattern

  • Cell surface membrane staining


  1. Malisius R, et al: Constant detection of CD2, CD3, CD4, and CD5 in fixed and paraffin-embedded tissue using the peroxidase-mediated deposition of biotin-tyramide. J. Histochem Cytochem 1997; 45: 1665-1672.


88342 - 1st stain
88341 - each additional stain