Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Jeffrey Prichard
    Pages 1-15
  3. Fan Lin, Jianhui Shi
    Pages 17-21
  4. Jeffrey Prichard, Angela Bitting, Joe Myers
    Pages 23-30
  5. Ole F. Rasmussen, Andreas Schønau
    Pages 31-35
  6. Angela Sattler
    Pages 37-43
  7. Myra Wilkerson, Erin Powell
    Pages 45-54
  8. Steven Meschter, Jan F. Silverman
    Pages 85-101
  9. Jeffrey Prichard, David Hicks, Elizabeth Hammond
    Pages 103-117
  10. Hueizhi (Hope) Wu, Conrad Schuerch, Douglas C. Miller
    Pages 119-135
  11. Haiyan Liu, Fan Lin, Ronald A. DeLellis
    Pages 137-158
  12. Hanna G. Kaspar
    Pages 159-171
  13. Kai Zhang, Phillip Cagle
    Pages 197-224
  14. Haiyan Liu
    Pages 225-247
  15. Hanna G. Kaspar, Hanna G. Kaspar
    Pages 249-275
  16. Jeffrey Prichard, Haiyan Liu, Myra Wilkerson
    Pages 277-298
  17. Haiyan Liu, Fan Lin, Qihui (Jim) Zhai
    Pages 299-319
  18. Myra Wilkerson
    Pages 321-333

About this book


In a conceptually current, quick-reference, Question & Answer format, the Handbook of Practical Immunohistochemistry: Frequently Asked Questions provides standardization of the immunostaining process for each antibody and for each staining panel. With links to the authors Immunohistochemical Laboratory website, this volume creates a current and up-to-date information system on immunohistochemistry. This includes access to tissue microarrays (TMA) of over 5,000 tumors to validate common diagnostic panels and provide the best reproducible data for diagnostic purposes.

Chapters are presented in a unique Question and Answer format. One table/IHC panel is provided to address each question. A concise explanatory note follows each table/panel to avoid diagnostic pitfalls. Website links are provided throughout to update the massive information in this field, providing the most current knowledge and the potential for live expert consultation. All chapters are written by nationally/internationally recognized experts in the related area ensuring authority and excellence.

Comprehensive yet practical and concise, the Handbook of Practical Immunohistochemistry: Frequently Asked Questions, will be of great value for surgical pathologists, pathology residents and fellows, cytopathologists, and cytotechnologists.


Antigen retrieval Automated immunohistochemistry Exfolistive cytopathology Microsatellite instability Standardization in immunohistochemistry Tissue microarrays

Editors and affiliations

  • Fan Lin
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Prichard
    • 2
  1. 1., Pathology and Laboratory MedicineGeisinger Health SystemDanvilleUSA
  2. 2., Pathology and Laboratory MedicineGeisinger Medical CenterDanvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-8061-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8062-5
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