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Sharpshooters Guide to Troubleshooting IHC


What Does It Cover?

Come one, come all to the troubleshooting gallery as we learn sure-fire techniques to troubleshoot IHC stains. Inappropriate stains impact patient care, slow your lab down, and waste reagents, all of which cost your lab money, time, and peace of mind. This workshop will cover common histology and immunohistochemistry protocols, paying close attention to how each step influences stain quality. We’ll take aim at the root cause for most stain issues and set our sights on the red flags to look for when troubleshooting. We’ve got you covered from specimen collection to cover slipping. Too Light, Too Dark, Background, No Stain and the rest of the outlaws won’t stand a chance. You’ll mosey out of this workshop with a thorough understanding of how histology and immunohistochemistry work to produce a quality stain and the tools you will need to efficiently troubleshoot the most common stain issues. Giddy up and count yourself among the ranks of ‘Sharp Troubleshooter’ for your lab.

What Will You Learn?

  • Sure-fire techniques to troubleshoot IHC stains
  • Root cause of common staining issues
  • Red flags to look for in troubleshooting
  • Cover specimen collection to cover slipping

Who Should Attend?

  • Histotechnologists
  • Pathologists
  • Lab Managers
  • Histology Students
  • Resident Technicians
  • Health Care Professionals working in Histology/IHC


Ourhay Shamoon

Ourhay Shamoon


Manager, Tissue Diagnostics

Ourhay Shamoon has been working for Cell Marque for 10 years as a Technical Consultant and International Distributor Manager. She has given workshops and webinars on a full range of Immunohistochemistry topics from basics of IHC and troubleshooting, to antibody panels and immunophenotyping tumors. She currently works out of Los Angeles and lives with her dog Kanye downtown.

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