[Histonet] RE: Histonet Digest, Vol 118, Issue 23

Tim Higgins thigginsht <@t> msn.com
Thu Sep 12 11:55:43 CDT 2013

Hey Martha,
You have to forgive Rene J. she speaks sometimes and has nothing good to say but keeps speaking.  There is never a bad question, if you don't have a good answer then keep it to yourself as I usually do.  
"Adequate forum". really?  I guess no one on Histonet is allowed to share their personal protocols, procedures, opinions, and experiences on here anymore.
Come on Rene J., next time shhhhhhhhh!!
I should have just hit the "Delete" button and follow my own advise!

Tim N. Higgins, HT (ASCP), QIHC

> Message: 7
> Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 06:22:34 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Rene J Buesa <rjbuesa <@t> yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [Histonet] Minimum sample size for breast markers
> To: Martha Ward-Pathology <mward <@t> wakehealth.edu>,
> 	"histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu"
> 	<histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
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> I do not think this is the adequate forum to ask this question because you may get a wrong answer that could determine your decision. 
> Your pathologist is the one who should decide about this issue.
> René J.
> ________________________________
> From: Martha Ward-Pathology <mward <@t> wakehealth.edu>
> To: "histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu" <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu> 
> Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 9:06 AM
> Subject: [Histonet] Minimum sample size for breast markers
> 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
> Manager
> Molecular Diagnostics Lab
> Medical Center Boulevard  \  Winston-Salem, NC 27157
> p 336.716.2109  \  f 336.716.5890  
> mward <@t> wakehealth.edu  

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