This antibody is intended for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) use.
Ventana® Medical Systems' (Ventana) CONFIRM anti-Vimentin (Vim 3B4) is a mouse monoclonal antibody directed against purified bovine eye lens vimentin and has been known to react specifically with human vimentin. This reagent should be used with a panel of antibodies to aid in the immunohistochemical identification of cells of normal and abnormal mesenchymal lineage as an aid in diagnosis of anaplastic tumors in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue. CONFIRM anti-Vimentin (Vim 3B4) binds specifically with the 57kD intermediate filament protein, vimentin.
The clinical interpretation of any staining, or the absence of staining, must be complemented by morphological studies and evaluation of proper controls. Evaluation must be made by a qualified pathologist within the context of the patient’s clinical history and other diagnostic tests.