The Basics are Critical: Tissue Fixation, Pre-analytical Variability, and Biomarkers

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Jennifer Freeland, BS, HTL (ASCP), Research & Development Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Kalamazoo, MI

Tissue fixation is one of the very first chapters in all the histology text books for a very good reason: it is critical to specimen quality. With the emergence of clinically relevant biomarkers, there is the renewed focus on standardization of fixation and other pre-analytical variables: fixation has again become a central topic. This webinar will explore fixation in a historical sense, explore fixative types and chemistries, and compare results of poorly fixed tissues with well-fixed tissues. We will also consider the impact of fixation and other affiliated pre-analytical variables on modern biomarkers of clinical interest.

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Continuing Education Credits

NSH Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Course number WEB0417
Course number 20-607985, approved through 4/30/2019

Objectives

  • Explore fixation in a historical sense
  • Explore fixative types and chemistries
  • Review Cell Death mechanisms
  • Compare results of poorly fixed tissues with well-fixed tissues
  • Discuss the impact of fixation and other affiliated pre-analytical variables on modern biomarkers

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Course Description:  Tissue fixation is one of the very first chapters in all the histology text books for a very good reason: it is critical to specimen quality. With the emergence of clinically relevant biomarkers, there is the renewed focus on standardization of fixation and other pre-analytical variables: fixation has again become a central topic. This webinar will explore fixation in a historical sense, explore fixative types and chemistries, and compare results of poorly fixed tissues with well-fixed tissues. We will also consider the impact of fixation and other affiliated pre-analytical variables on modern biomarkers of clinical interest.
Presenter Bio:  Jen Freeland has worked in histology / pathology for 19 years and has experience in clinical labs, research labs, and medical device design & manufacturing. Jen has worked for Richard-Allan Scientific and now Thermo Fisher Scientific in Laboratory Applications, Research and Development, and Quality Assurance. She holds a bachelors of science from Western Michigan University in biomedical science and will graduate from Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s of science in biotechnology this fall.
Additional Information:  This course was presented in April 2017 as a part of the NSH Laboratory Webinar Series.

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