Sample type and Volume required:
Her2 over-expression can be demonstrated by immunocytochemistry on paraffin processed tissue in most cases. However equivocal results can occur in a proportion of cases when demonstration of the gene amplification itself by FISH will clarify the result. Tissue which has been decalcified is not suitable for FISH.
1 - 2 Weeks depending on whether FISH is required
Storage and transport:
First class post within 4 days (temperature not to exceed 30°C during transport)
If possible, please complete the request form attached and send as a hard copy (do not send electronically) with the sample. This will ensure all relevant information is available and will aid us in processing your test.