Re: Training to Read FISH


Abbot has a her2 fish assay which may include training for reading (it should).  There is an article in the latest CAP Today about Her2 FISH and IHC which is very useful.  Also, CAP is still having the Her2Neu conference that was cancelled last September, it will be May 4&5 in Chicago.
Patsy Ruegg

Laurie Colbert wrote:

We have the Ventana Benchmark and are starting to do Her 2-Neu FISH.

1)  Is there a training program to teach us (the histotechs) how to read the slides? (Ventana does not offer this)
2)  How critical is it that the slides are read the same day they are stained?  I have seen slides that have been in the freezer for 6 weeks and are still staining very positively.  If we have a heavy workload is it ok to read slides a day or two after they have been stained?

Laurie Colbert
Huntington Memorial Hospital
Pasadena, CA

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