[Histonet] Re: [IHCRG] batching controls

Richard Cartun Rcartun <@t> harthosp.org
Tue Jan 11 14:01:01 CST 2011

We use "batch" controls; one for every antibody (per machine) regardless of how many patient test slides there are.  We do not put the positive control tissue on the test slide since we use a lot of unstained slides that have been cut as part of a histology protocol when the H&E slides are prepared.


Richard W. Cartun, MS, PhD
Director, Histology & Immunopathology
Director, Biospecimen Collection Programs
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
Hartford Hospital
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Hartford, CT  06102
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>>> "Taylor, Jean" <jtaylor <@t> meriter.com> 1/11/2011 12:21 PM >>>
Hi Everyone,

I'd like to know how many labs batch their controls when the same antibody is ordered on multiple cases. Do you run the control on a separate slide, or with one of the cases ordered?

Thank you!

Jean Taylor, HT(ASCP)QIHC
IHC Tech
Meriter Health Services
Madison, WI

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