[Histonet] Who does the immunos?
GODSGIRLNOW <@t> msn.com
Sat Apr 2 16:29:00 CST 2005
This would depend on your state and you institution. Many institutions only allow technologists to do them. Some states will aonly allow
Technologists to do them. If this is a brand new job description, then it can be incorporated into the job description. If it is an existng description, review it and see what it says, you can always add it to the current job description. I would recommend that it be a separate job description for the IHC Tech, because it takes a special kind of tech to be able to handle all of the stress and math and chemistry required to work up all of them antibodies and be able to troubleshoot them as well as being able to help the pathologists with their questions. For example, the antibody CEA--there is a monoclonal and a polyclonal antibody for this and the pathologist called me and asked for CEA and I asked hime if he wanted monoclonal or polyclonal and he asked me what the difference is. The person doing the IHC will have to have the knowledge to tell him that since he was ordering it on a liver biopsy and he was looking for cancer originating from the colon, what he probably wanted was CEA polyclonal, as this antibody is for liver metasasis from colonic cancers, and he probably wanted a hepar done as well.
Let me know if you need any other help----be glad to offer my 2 cents any time
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Subject: [Histonet] Who does the immunos?
What policy do most labs have about letting their techs do immunos? Are
all the techs trained to do them, or are only the registered techs trained to
do them, or do only a limited number of techs do them? Our program is fairly
new, and there is a discussion among the pathologists and administration and
techs about what is the best policy. I'd like to hear from other labs
about their procedures.
Thanks in advance.
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