RE: Re: IHC questions


   Although they have no way of knowing if you cut your own sections they do
grade you on the microtomy. You sign an agreement that says you do your own
work so if you don't cut your own sections then why bother staining your own
slides since they cant REALLY know you even did that? If they grade it you
need to do it your self.
   They don't give specimen size requirements so you can get away with having
someone else trim it to formalin for you singe that isn't something you're
marked on. But chatter and knife lines are marked.
Good luck on the test,

Original Message:
From: rueggp
Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 21:57:19 -0600
Subject: Re: IHC questions

The ASCP has no way of knowing if you cut your own sections for the QIHC
you do not send the blocks, but whenever possible, I would encourage you to
your own sections so that you can control microtomy, section adherence,
etc. Some tissues are so precious, (like hpv+ cervix) that the IHCRG tissue
bank cannot afford to send our members blocks so we send only a few slide
mounted sections.  To join the NSH IHC Resource Group, go to
send in the membership form online.
I hope this helps to answer your question #1.

Patti Loykasek wrote:

> I have just a couple of questions that I'm sure y'all will be able to help.
>  First, if someone is taking the specialty certification in IHC, do they
> need to cut their own sections? I checked the ASCP web site, and didn't see
> that this was addressed.
> Second, I was just wondering what weekend tissue processing schedule
> different people are using. What solutions do you hold the tissue specimens
> in and why that solution? Thanks for the info.
> Patti Loykasek
> Phenopath Laboratories
> Seat

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