[Histonet] Minimum sample size for breast markers

Martha Ward-Pathology mward <@t> wakehealth.edu
Thu Sep 12 08:06:55 CDT 2013

Is there a minimum number of cells that should be present when testing for ER, PR and Her2? I have looked on the CAP website but cannot see anything about this.  We are constantly getting these small biopsies or FNAs for testing and I sometimes wonder what the lowest threshold is for testing...20 tumor cells, 50 tumor cells????   Any information would be appreciated.   Thanks in advance for your help.
Martha Ward, MT (ASCP) QIHC

Molecular Diagnostics Lab
Medical Center Boulevard  \  Winston-Salem, NC 27157
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mward <@t> wakehealth.edu  

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