Immunohistochemistry

Dr. Markku Miettinen
Section Head - Building 10, Room 3S235C
(301)480-8947

Dr. Armando Filie
Deputy Section Head - Building 10, Room 2S235B
(301)480-8055

Ms. Patricia Fetsch, MT(ASCP)
Medical technologist - Building 10, Room 2S253
(301) 480-7430

Ms. Cynthia Harris, HT (ASCP)
Histotechnician - Building 10, Room 2S253
(301) 480-8090

Ms. Hong Jin, HTL/CT (ASCP)
Histotechnologist- Building 10, Room 2S253
(301) 480-8090

Ms. Charisma Roque, BS
Histotechnologist- Building 10, Room 2S253
(301) 480-8090

 

Overview:

Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is  technique used to detect proteins (antigens) in tissue and cytology samples. The procedure involves the use of prepared antibodies which attach to the antigen in question on the sample, and various types of detection systems that then provide the means to visualize the antigen. IHC is an ancillary technique routinely used in the work up of tissue pathology and cytology samples for the diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy of cancer patients. In addition, the method also provides the pathologist with information regarding identification of infectious organisms as well as differentiating malignant from benign processes.