A comparative study of radioligand (DCC) and modified immunoperoxidase anti-estrogen receptor techniques in breast carcinoma

H. Kerner, M. Zilberman, E. Israeli, C. Lichtig

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Abstract

This study deals with the pattern of estrogen receptors in 52 cases of invasive breast carcinoma by comparing the ligand-binding assays with dextran-coated charcoal (DCC) to an immunoperoxidase assay (IPE) technique in paraffin-embedded material from the same tumor. A modification of the IPE by adding cobalt chloride in the final reaction and counter-staining with eosin instead of hematoxylin was introduced. A significantly high correlation was found between the two compared methods (80.8% positivity by the DCC method and 80% by the IPE method). The correlation was very significant in cases where the immunohistochemical grading was higher than 4 (according to our semi-quantitative evaluation scale of 0-8), and for these cases we suggest the IPE method as highly specific and precise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)506-509
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume30
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Breast carcinoma
  • Estrogen receptor
  • Immunoperoxidase

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