GFAP stain

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

In histology, the GFAP stain is done to determine whether cells contain glial fibrillary acidic protein, a protein found in glial cells.

It is useful for determining whether a tumour is of glial origin.[1]


  1. ^ Reyaz N, Tayyab M, Khan SA, Siddique T (2005). "Correlation of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) with grading of the neuroglial tumours". Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP. 15 (8): 472–5. PMID 16202357.