The recently introduced monoclonal V600E antibody (clone VE1) is likely to be an alternative strategy for detecting this mutation in thyroid lesions. Although VE1 immunostaining and molecular methods used to assess papillary thyroid carcinoma in surgical specimens are in good agreement, evaluation of VE1 in cytology and cell block samples is rarely performed, and its diagnostic value in cytology has not been well established. In this study, we sought to determine if VE1 is suitable for FNA and cell block method.
- BRAFV600E antibody (clone VE1)
- Thyroid nodules
- cell block
- fine needle aspiration