Re: Fishing with Ventana

From:Bonnie McMahill

We have had fairly good luck with the FISH on the Ventana.  The problem we have run into is that it is not FDA approved and many of our oncologists want FISH up front instead of reflexing thru the IHC.  Therefore we do only Vysis.  The pathologists also prefer the two probes to Ventana's one probe.  

Bonnie McMahill
InCyte Pathology
Spokane WA

----- Original Message -----
From: "LaFriniere, Mike" 
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 13:06:04 -0500
To: "''" 
Subject: Fishing with Ventana

> FISHer men/women
> I am currently experimenting performing FISH on the Ventana benchmark, I
> have performed FISH also by Vysis. The Vysis system seems to generally work
> very well, however is very time consuming. The Ventana benchmark is much
> less time consuming, and I would like to use this system for all FISH,
> however I have noticed that there is much inconsistency with the results.
> For those of you who are doing FISH using the Ventana benchmark, any feed
> back with your experience would be appreciated.
> Regards,
> Michael LaFriniere PA,HT(ASCP)
> Manager of Pathology
> Memorial Hospital
> NSH Region III Director
> Chattanooga TN
> 423-495-6117

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