[Histonet] Endogenous biotin blocking

Sebree Linda A LSebree <@t> uwhealth.org
Tue Sep 1 07:39:40 CDT 2009

We use biotin blocking only with certain tissues, i.e. liver, kidney,
GI, or diseases, i.e. oncocytomas.

Linda A. Sebree
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
IHC/ISH Laboratory
DB1-223 VAH
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792

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Subject: [Histonet] Endogenous biotin blocking

I recently had a discussion with one of my coworkers about
the need/requirement for blocking of endoegnous biotin whenever an
avidin-biotin detection system is used, and I was hoping that the IHC
experts on the histonet might be able to provide us with some feeback.
Its been my understanding that blocking is only necessary when one is
certain that background staining is caused by endogenous biotin, but
maybe I'm off-base here. I look forward to eveyone's input. Sally
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