[Histonet] Re: Her2 guidelines
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.
Hadi Yaziji, M.D., Medical Director
Vitro Molecular Laboratories
7000 62nd Avenue, PH-C
Miami, FL 33143
> Message: 3
> 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
> Most of our specimens for Her2 are the small core biopsies that
> 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
> 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
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