[Histonet] BRAF testing

Cartun, Richard Richard.Cartun at hhchealth.org
Fri Mar 27 09:05:51 CDT 2020

This is a very difficult target to detect.  I was told recently by a vendor that one needs to use prolonged, very aggressive antigen retrieval (pressure cooker with high pH buffer) to get consistent results.  Also, the type of cancer may influence your success (colon vs. thyroid vs. melanoma).  I would be interested in knowing what others' experiences are.


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
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Richard.cartun at hhchealth.org

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Can anyone send me a block that can be used to validate BRAF V600E  antibody.  I have tried several cases that should work but our pathologists don't think it is working correctly. I just need a small core sample that is known to be positive. Any help would greatly be appreciated


Charles Riley BS  HT, HTL(ASCP)CM

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