Re: Estrogen and Progesterone Receptors on DCIS

From:Paula Fisher

Novocastra offer an ER/PR pack so that you get a discount instead of buying
them separately.  There has been articles that support as producing high
quality staining for both Abs.
Vision Biosystems have just brough Bond-X onto the market, which is can
stain up to 30 slides (3 x 10 batches) and has continuous loading (you don't
have to wait for all 3 batches to finish before loading the next one).
Bond-X will be able to stain all immunostains with optional counterstain and
the company will later launch Bond-Max, which will be able to dewax slides,
do epitope retrieval, staining, with a future upgrade to include ISH.
There are many immunostainers available on the market (the main ones being
Ventana and Dako), but we have had a very good response at trade shows so
far so it is worth having a look at the website.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bell, Lynne" 
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 2:18 AM
Subject: Estrogen and Progesterone Receptors on DCIS

> One of our pathologists just informed me that our oncologists would like
> to do ER and PR's on all cases with ductal carcinoma insitu.  Is anyone
> doing this?  As about 30% of the breast tissue we receive has DCIS, this
> going to significantly impact our workload, which leads me to my next
> question.  Does anyone have some ideas for a small, reliable
> Thanks so much for you help,
> Lynne Bell, HT (ASCP)
> Lead Histotechnician
> Central Vermont Hospital
> Barre, VT

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