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Quality Assurance in Immunohistochemistry


January 15 2021


10:10 am - 10:55 am


  • Dr. Kelly Dakin Hache
    Dr. Kelly Dakin Hache

    Kelly Dakin Hache is an anatomical pathologist at the QE II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax (Nova Scotia Health Authority – Central Zone). She specializes in orthopedic pathology and breast pathology. She is the medical director of the immunohistochemistry laboratory. She completed a BSc at Mount Allison University, a PhD at Queens University, Medicine and Residency at Dalhousie University and a fellowship in Orthopedic Pathology at the University of Chicago Medical Centre.


At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • List variables that influence the results of immunohistochemical tests
  • Understand the selection of normal tissue controls
  • Identify specific recommendations for use of positive and negative control tissues
  • Understand principles of test calibrations and validation
  • Recognize importance of external quality control

Various aspects of the immunohistochemical test and quality assurance are reviewed.


Video will be available from January 19 – February 26, 2021

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