[Histonet] Underfixation of breast tissue may lead to false results?
dgoodwin <@t> rwjuhh.edu
Wed Mar 23 08:37:32 CDT 2011
I recently read the following in an article on Medscape:
"Underfixation of breast tissue may lead to false negative ER results and false-positive HER2 results. In these situations, the tissue is actually fixed in 100% ethanol, which is used to dehydrate the specimens after fixation."
Can anyone explain?
Supervisor, Histology Laboratory
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