RE: Vimentin Immunostaining

From:"Nocito, Joseph" <>

we perform a vimentin on those cases that were processed at another facility
also.  We had stopped this for a while, but we were getting erroneous
results, so we started adding a vimentin again just to give us peace of

Joe Nocito, B.S., HT(ASCP)QIHC
Histology Supervisor
Christus Santa Rosa Hospitals
San Antonio, Texas 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent:	Thursday, September 28, 2000 11:31 AM
> To:	histonet
> Subject:	Vimentin Immunostaining
> We currently are doing a Vimentin immunostain on every IHC case we have to
> access antigenicity.  Is anyone else out there doing this?  Is it really
> necessary or helpful, especially considering one needs to antigen retrieve
> this in order for it to work?
> Thanks,
> Teri Johnson
> Physician's Reference Laboratory
> Overland Park, KS

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