Product Specifications

 

There are currently IHControlsTM for 3 immunohistochemical tests (HER-2, ER, and PR), at 4 different antigen concentrations. There is a ten-fold difference in antigen concentration between each level. We recommend using the lowest antigen concentration that provides an easily detectable stain. That concentration may not be the same for HER-2, ER, and PR and should be determined in the customer’s lab.

 

These products are currently in clinical testing.

BRLE05This antigen-high ER IHControlTM is an on-slide estrogen receptor test control for the verification of proper IHC assay performance. This kit contains a mixture of 3 different ER peptide-coated microbeads. Each microbead has a single type of peptide. The microbeads included in this container are immunoreactive with the following ER antibodies: 1D5, SP1, 6F11, & 2-123.

 

BRLP06This antigen-high PR IHControlTM is an on-slide progesterone receptor test control for the verification of proper IHC assay performance. This kit contains a mixture of 3 different PR peptide-coated microbeads. Each microbead has a single type of peptide. The beads included in this container are immunoreactive with the following PR antibodies: 636, 16, 1294, & 1E2.

 

BRLH07This antigen-high HER-2 IHControlTM is an on-slide estrogen receptor test control for the verification of proper IHC assay performance. This kit contains a mixture of 2 different ER peptide-coated microbeads. Each microbead has a single type of peptide. The microbeads included in this container are immunoreactive with the following HER-2 antibodies: Herceptest, CB11, 4B5, SP3.

 

BRLUA04 – This antigen-intermediate multi-analyte IHControlTM is an on-slide HER-2/ER/PR test control for the verification of proper IHC assay performance. This kit contains HER-2/ER/PR peptide-coated microbeads mixed with microbeads coated with an irrelevant antigen, in a 1:1 ratio. The second test microbead (coated with an irrelevant peptide antigen) serves as a specificity control. The microbeads included in this container are immunoreactive with the following antibodies: ER – 1D5, SP1, & 6F11, 2-123; PR – 636, 16, 1294, 1E2; HER-2 -Herceptest, CB11, 4B5, SP3.

 

BRLWA08 – This antigen-low multi-analyte IHControlTM is an on-slide HER-2/ER/PR test control for the verification of proper IHC assay performance. This kit contains HER-2/ER/PR peptide-coated microbeads mixed with microbeads coated with an irrelevant antigen, in a 1:1 ratio. The second test microbead (coated with an irrelevant peptide antigen) serves as a specificity control. The microbeads included in this container are immunoreactive with the following antibodies: ER – 1D5, SP1, & 6F11, 2-123; PR – 636, 16, 1294, 1E2; HER-2 – Herceptest, CB11, 4B5, SP3.

BRLXA09 – This antigen-very low multi-analyte IHControlTM is an on-slide HER-2/ER/PR test control for the verification of proper IHC assay performance. This kit contains HER-2/ER/PR peptide-coated microbeads mixed with microbeads coated with an irrelevant antigen, in a 1:1 ratio. The second test microbead (coated with an irrelevant peptide antigen) serves as a specificity control. The microbeads included in this container are immunoreactive with the following antibodies: ER – 1D5, SP1, & 6F11, 2-123; PR – 636, 16, 1294, 1E2; HER-2 – Herceptest, CB11, 4B5, SP3.

 

REAGENT HANDLING AND STORAGE

Store the product in a refrigerator, between 2 – 8o C. After the expiration date, discard any unused product. Prior to each use, tap the bottle on the benchtop so as to bring any fluid on the sides or cap of the vial to the bottom. Then, gently mix the contents so as to re-suspend the microbeads prior to each use.