Technical Issues in Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry

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Richard Cartun, MS, PhD, Hartford Hospital

This presentation will use actual case studies to examine the effect of pre-analytic factors including specimen collection, fixation, tissue processing, and microtomy on providing quality immunohistochemical results for diagnosis and patient management. Analytic (e.g., antigen retrieval) and post-analytic (e.g., interpretation) issues will be discussed as well.

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NSH Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Course number IHC072216

Objectives

  • pre-analytic factors
  • analytic
  • post-analytic

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Course Description: This presentation will use actual case studies to examine the effect of pre-analytic factors including specimen collection, fixation, tissue processing, and microtomy on providing quality immunohistochemical results for diagnosis and patient management. Analytic (e.g., antigen retrieval) and post-analytic (e.g., interpretation) issues will be discussed as well.
Presenter Bio: Dr. Cartun is the Director of Histology at the Martin M. Berman, MD Immunopathology/Morphologic Proteomics Laboratory at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT. He is a frequent speaker at NSH events, and was the recipient of the 2015 NSH President’s Award and has helped direct the NSH IHC Forum for many years. He also serves as the Director of Biospecimen Collection Programs and is the Assistant Director of Anatomic Pathology. In 1979 he performed the first immunoperoxidase “stain” at Hartford Hospital. His interests include the use of IHC in the detection of predictive markers in breast cancer, the identification of infectious agents, the use of IHC as a surrogate maker for gene alterations, and trouble-shooting IHC tests.
Additional Information: This course was presented in July 2016 as part of the NSH IHC/Molecular Webinar Series. 

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