[Histonet] Block Verification

Richard Cartun Rcartun <@t> harthosp.org
Mon Aug 24 13:34:29 CDT 2009

Our Molecular Pathology Laboratory offers a multiplex PCR assay for identity markers for these situations.  They receive specimens from all over the country for this testing (usually specimen mix-ups).  It's not cheap and they only bill the referring facility.


Richard W. Cartun, Ph.D.
Director, Histology & Immunopathology
Director, Biospecimen Collection Programs
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT  06102
(860) 545-1596
(860) 545-0174 Fax

>>> "Dawson, Glen" <GDawson <@t> dynacaremilwaukee.com> 8/24/2009 2:05 PM >>>

Our histology lab would like to verify that 2 paraffin blocks are from the same person to calm a pathologist's fears.  Does anyone know of a good test for this purpose...PCR of some sort perhaps??  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank-you In Advance,

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

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