[Histonet] Re: Her2 guidelines


Dear Andrea,

The fixation guidelines are applicable to specimen processing and  
fixation, regardless of the test. If your lab opts to do FISH as a  
first-line test, you will still be require to adhere by the  
guidelines by the end of 2007.

What was stated by your rep is a misconception. If labs decide to go  
straight to FISH, they will still have to abide by all the  
requirements set forth by the CAP/ASCO task force.

Best regards,

Hadi Yaziji, M.D., Medical Director
Vitro Molecular Laboratories
Ancillary Pathways
7000 62nd Avenue, PH-C
Miami, FL 33143
T 305-740-4440
F. 786-513-0175

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> Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 13:52:40 -0500
> From: "Tebo, Andrea" 
> Subject: [Histonet] Her2 guidelines
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> We hardly ever to Her2 on the large breast specimens.  Only when we do
> not have the results from the core biopsy at our facility or the
> facility at which the core biopsy was done did not perform the  
> testing.
> Most of our specimens for Her2 are the small core biopsies that  
> usually
> go between that 6-48 hour time period anyway.  Our Genzyme rep was
> actually here yesterday and she said that some of the labs are  
> choosing
> to skip the IHC and go straight for the FISH.  But from what I
> understand, the time limit also applies to Her2 by FISH as well.  Is
> this correct?
> Andrea Tebo
> Supervisor Pathology
> Anne Arundel Medical Center
> 443-481-4240

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