This episode of ‘Fishing with Ashlee’ will provide technologists with a plethora of images that depict common processing errors with FFPE tissue samples, blood and bone marrow samples, and other sample types used in FISH. The goal of this webinar is to expose technologists to images that correlate to specific problems in sample processing and the FISH process, allowing them to better troubleshoot in the lab and optimize laboratory protocols. Upon completing this webinar, technologists should be able to view inadequate FISH results and pinpoint areas that may be an issue in the protocol or need alteration based on the results they see.
This episode of ‘Fishing with Ashlee’ will cover interphase FISH with blood and bone marrow samples. The benefits of interphase FISH with blood and bone marrow as well as a protocol for harvesting blood and bone marrow samples will be covered in depth. Images will be presented throughout the webinar to help a technician troubleshoot blood and bone marrow harvesting, as well as troubleshoot FISH on blood and bone marrow samples. Upon completing this webinar, a technician should have a thorough understanding of blood and bone marrow fixation, dropping of cell pellets, preparing cell pellet slides for FISH, and FISH for blood and bone marrow samples. Questions can be asked throughout the presentation; all questions will be addressed live at the end of the webinar.
This webinar will walk you through protocol optimization of treatment and FISH for FFPE tissue samples, as well as provide troubleshooting tips and tricks for FFPE tissue processing. Upon completing the webinar, a technologist should have an in-depth knowledge of FFPE tissue treatment prior to FISH as well as an in-depth understanding of FISH for FFPE samples. Images of incorrectly processed FFPE samples will be exemplified to allow for a technologist to understand what they’re looking at when FFPE samples are processed poorly. Any FFPE tissue-related FISH questions can be asked at the end of the webinar, so come prepared to ask any questions that will help your lab obtain optimal FFPE tissue results!