[Histonet] Her2 requests on decal specimens

Martha Ward mward <@t> wfubmc.edu
Thu Feb 10 14:47:56 CST 2011

I am hoping to get some guidance on this.  Occasionally we get requests to perform HER2 on specimens that have been decaled.   The revised CAP question, ANP.22998 specifically states in the notes that decalcification with strong acids should not be used.   How are other institutions handling this?

Martha Ward, MT (ASCP) QIHC
Assistant Manager
Molecular Diagnostics Lab
Dept. of Pathology
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

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