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FISH Troubleshooting

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (June 28, 2020)
Pre-Conference Workshop
Presented by Steven Sfamenos, BS, CG(ASCP) CM, Jun Gu, MD, PhD, CG (ASCP) & Ming Zhao CG(ASCP), MB(ASCP)
Join industry leaders and clinical experts in a discussion highlighting the clinical application of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), advances in technique, QA/QC and validation studies, workflow optimization/troubleshooting, and construction of advanced ISCN. Beginners welcome.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. List the various designs strategies of DNA probes in use and correlate clinical indication or specimen type with the appropriate probe set.
  2. Identify the principles of quality control used to validate laboratory specific probes and design a FISH probe validation study to bring new probes online for clinical use.
  3. Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve common FISH problems seen in clinical experience.

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. Two (2) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and two (2) Florida credit hour in the area of Cytogenetics/Molecular Biology will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.