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Device immunohistochemistry assay, antibody, anaplastic lymphoma kinase
Definition The anaplastic lymphoma kinase (alk) antibody is a qualitative immunohistochemical antibody intended to identify alk protein expression in human clinical tissue specimens.The alk antibody is indicated as an aid in identifying patients eligible for treatment with specific fda approved therapeutic drugs.
Physical State The device includes a monoclonal primary antibody and accessory reagents, including secondary antibodies, buffers, substrates, and counterstains. The device may be intended for manual or automated staining methods.
Technical Method The test uses a primary monoclonal antibody to detect the presence of expressed antigen protein in fixed tissue specimens. Antibody-antigen complexes are visualized using an enzyme conjugated primary or secondary antibody to catalyze a color-producing reaction.
Target Area Human clinical tissue specimens.
Review Panel Pathology
Product CodePKW
Premarket Review Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health (OIR)
Submission Type PMA
Device Class 3
Total Product Life Cycle (TPLC) TPLC Product Code Report
GMP Exempt? No
Implanted Device? No
Life-Sustain/Support Device? No
Third Party Review Not Third Party Eligible
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