[Histonet] FISH for HER2 testing

Rene J Buesa rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com
Tue Dec 6 11:48:57 CST 2005

Hi Glen:
  I cannot recommend you a reference lab because we used to do our own tests for the DAKO and the FISH (from VYSIS).
  The results agreed and we used to run the DAKO tests on Thursdays and the FISH on Fridays on the cases requested from Thursday of one week to Wednesdays of the following.
  Rene J.
"Dawson, Glen" <GDawson <@t> dynacaremilwaukee.com> wrote:

I have a pathologist who is looking for good turn around time on FISH HER2
testing. Their current turn around time is 3 weeks and the clinicians are
clamoring for something better. If anyone knows of a reference lab that can
do good FISH HER2 testing in a timely fashion, please let me know.

On a side note, has anyone experienced any problems with the Dako FDA
approved HercepTest kit when using it on breast core bx's? My Docs are not
confident using this kit (especially on our breast cores). Has anyone run
side by side comparisons between this kit and FISH HER2 testing?

If someone can suggest a good FISH HER2 reference lab, the second set of
questions are moot.

Thank-you In Advance,

Glen Dawson BS, HT & QIHC (ASCP)
IHC Manager
Milwaukee, WI

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