[Histonet] Re: edge effect IHC

Mehmet Fatih BOZKURT fbozkurt <@t> gmail.com
Wed Sep 11 12:05:23 CDT 2013

Sometimes edges of tissues can get more stain due to disruption of edge's
cells more than center during the antigen retrieval. But this is not  false
positivity. It must pay attention to this situation

On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 7:50 PM, Teri Johnson <TJohnson <@t> gnf.org> wrote:

> Ditto to what Tim said (as usual!) What is often referred to as "edge
> artifact" is sometimes excellent staining due to the edges fixed early and
> well, and the interior of the tissue poorly penetrated and not as well
> fixed. You can usually tell because the staining pattern is correct and
> well demarcated, and easily distinguishable from the type seen in drying
> artifact.
> Teri Johnson
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> Genomics Institute for
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Mehmet Fatih BOZKURT, DVM, PhD
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