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The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Program

Immunohistochemistry Breast Marker Audit Overview 2005-2015

Haffajee, Zenobia Ayesha Mohamed, MSc*; Kumar, Beena, FRCPA; Francis, Glenn, PhD; Peck, Martyn, FIBMS*; Badrick, Tony, PhD*

Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: May/June 2019 - Volume 27 - Issue 5 - p 339–344
doi: 10.1097/PAI.0000000000000621
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The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Program (RCPAQAP) Anatomical Pathology provides a comprehensive External Quality Assurance (EQA) exercise to review the reporting of immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in-situ hybridization (ISH) breast markers through an audit of clinical results. The aim of this exercise was to provide information regarding the quality of breast marker testing within clinical laboratories from 2005 to 2015. This comprehensive audit included estrogen, progesterone, and HER2 marker reporting. This was an important quality assurance activity established in response to ongoing difficulties experienced in laboratories in this area of testing.

*Department of Anatomical Pathology, The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Program (RCPAQAP), Sydney, NSW

Department of Histopathology, Monash Health, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Vic.

Department of histopathology, Genomics for Life, Qld, Australia

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Zenobia Ayesha Mohamed Haffajee, MSc, RCPAQAP, Suite 201, 8 Herbert Street, St Leonards, Sydney, NSW 2065, Australia (e-mail: Zenobia.haffajee@rcpaqap.com.au).

Received October 3, 2017

Accepted October 9, 2017

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