Inmunofluorescencia en tejidos fijados y preservados en parafina (IF-P). Una mirada desde la patología quirúrgica

Immunofluorescence labelling of paraffin-fixed and embedded tissue sections (IF-P). From the surgical pathology perspective

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Rafael Parra-Medina
José Fernando Polo


La inmunofluorescencia en tejidos fijados y preservados en parafina (IF-P), al igual que la inmunohistoquímica (IHQ) y la inmunofluorescencia (IF), tiene como objetivo localizar antígenos a través de la unión antígeno-anticuerpo. Esta técnica es poco conocida en la patología quirúrgica, su utilidad ha sido principalmente en estudios experimentales. El objetivo de este artículo es revisar los conceptos básicos de la IF-P, conocer sus ventajas y desventajas frente a la IF y la IHQ, al igual que las posibles aplicaciones en el campo de la patología quirúrgica.

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