[Histonet] cap ihc info
>I have a question about a particular IHC that I do on a daily
basis. I do a PIN-4 cocktail
>stain on prostate cores. This cocktail contains p63, CK903, and
P504S. My question is, do I
>need to perform a negative control?
>Right now we are not CAP certified, but we are looking to become
certified. CLIA only
>requires one negative per case, instead of one negative per block.
We deal with very tiny
>cores and I am currently following the CLIA guidelines in this
matter. However, we are
>looking to automate and work on CAP accreditation and this
negative factor would greatly
>increase our volume and therefor would mean that we would need to
get a stainer to
>accommodate the volume.
>I know that whenever I do a CK903, I do not do a negative because
the tissue has built in
>controls. Is this now null and void because of the racemase?
>Roxanne Soto HT(ASCP)
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