Technical Competence in Paraffin-Based Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) (Online CE Course)

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Author: Kathryn R. Perkinson, BS, HTL(ASCP)
Reviewer: Carla Shoffeitt, MSM, HT(ASCP)

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This course will explore the theoretical concepts used in fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) testing. Commonly used FISH methodologies, necessary equipment, and the enumeration of FISH signals will also be discussed.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1.5 hour(s)
Approved through 1/31/2023
Approved through 9/1/2022

Objectives

  • Understand the theoretical concepts used in fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) testing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the methodologies involved in FISH testing.
  • Acquire an appreciation of the enumeration of fluorescence signals in paraffin-based FISH testing.
  • Identify the equipment necessary to perform FISH testing in a clinical laboratory.

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Additional Information

Level of instruction: Beginning to intermediate
Intended audience:  Clinical laboratory histotechnologists, histotechnicians, and other medical laboratory personnel who have an interest in this subject matter. This course is also appropriate for histology and clinical laboratory science students, pathology residents, and practicing pathologists.  
Author information: Kathryn R. Perkinson, BS, HTL(ASCP) has been the manager of the Molecular Pathology Department of Duke University Health System in Durham, North Carolina since 1998.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from North Carolina State University. Kathryn has over 25 years of experience in molecular biology in both the research and clinical healthcare fields at Duke University. The Molecular Pathology Department, under her leadership, has tripled in size over the past 15 years. 
Reviewer information: Carla J. Shoffeitt, MSM, HT(ASCP) is the Manager of the Pathology Department of Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital of Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Management as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Troy University, Troy, Alabama. She is certified as a Histotechnician and has 25 years of experience in the field of Histology.
Course description: This course will explore the theoretical concepts used in fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) testing. Commonly used FISH methodologies, necessary equipment, and the enumeration of FISH signals will also be discussed. 

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