[Histonet] RE: IHC control blocks
We have a 'Universal' IHC control tissue array (UNC241, 24 duplicated
samples) which covers >90% commonly used IHC markers including all the
"routine" makers that you mentioned (please check:
http://www.pantomics.com/products/UNC241.htm). There are two different core
sizes, 1.5 mm and 1 mm. The 1 mm UNC241 array is designed for 'built-in'
control for every slide. Both arrays are being tested in some IHC centers,
including NEQAS IHC center in UCL, London, U.K.. If you (or any IHC routine
lab) want to try it I can send you some free sample array sections. For more
information, please email me. As for paraffin blocks and price, we are in a
process of working out an acceptable package for routine IHC lab. The tissue
samples for the array have been fixed and processed in our dedicated tissue
bank using identical standard protocols.
Langxing Pan, M.D., Ph.D.
457 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Sherri
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 8:23 AM
Subject: [Histonet] IHC control blocks
Good morning everyone! Does anyone know of a company that sells control
blocks for IHC? I'm looking for blocks rather than slides because 1) I can
cut my own slides and 2) in the long run, the blocks would probably end up
being more cost efficient. Does anyone know of such a company? I did a quick
search on the web but didn't come up with anything. I'm just looking for
controls for some of the more "routine" antibodies: actin, CEA, cytokeratin,
AFP, desmin, GFAP, S-100, chromogranin, PSA, etc.
Thanks for any feedback!
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