[Histonet] Kappa and Lambda ISH

Cartun, Richard Richard.Cartun at hhchealth.org
Wed Oct 5 18:35:43 CDT 2016

Yes, the CAP now has a PT survey for HPV, EBV, and Kappa/Lambda in situ hybridization (ISH).


Richard W. Cartun, MS, PhD
Director, Histology & The Martin M. Berman, MD Immunopathology & Morphologic Proteomics Laboratory
Director, Biospecimen Collection Programs
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT  06102
(860) 972-1596
(860) 545-2204 Fax

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From: Vickroy, James via Histonet [mailto:histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu]
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Subject: [Histonet] Kappa and Lambda ISH

Our department does not perform IHC stains nor ISH Kappa and Lambda stains.  Therefore we do not perform the CAP proficiency testing.  The pathologists participate in PIP testing and do not read ER, PR, or Her2 (predictive markers).
The pathologists do however interpret IHC stains and an occasional Kappa and Lambda stain.   Are there any other requirements that the pathologist or department needs to fulfil?   Again the patholgosits here are interpreting the IHC stains and reading Kappa and Lambda (the only ISH stains they interpret).

Also when I did work at an institution that performed Kappa and Lambda there was no CAP PT survey for Kappa and Lambda so we had to come up with an alternate PT assessment method.   Does CAP now have a Kappa and Lambda PT survey?

Your input is appreciated.



Jim Vickroy
Histology Manager
Springfield Clinic, Main Campus, East Building
1025 South 6th Street
Springfield, Illinois  62703
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