Presently our pathologists only order Her2Neu off of the breast needle
cores and not the excision or mastectomy. Would others please share
there scope of practice regarding this area. Also, presently , we fix
all breast tissue (other than needle cores or enblocs) in Davidson's and
process with an alcoholic fixative from BBC. Will this cause problems
with Her2Neu interpretation and/or other IHC concerns? Is there anyone
else that uses an alcoholic formalin to process fatty tissue and has
competent results with their IHC's? I would appreciate any and all
feedback on this issue!!
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