Independent Antibody Assessments
NordiQC is an independent organization based out of Denmark whose objective is to promote immunohistochemistry quality by arranging tests for pathology laboratories, assessing tissue stains, giving recommendations for improvement, and providing quality protocols.
NordiQC runs a series of tests on a variety of antibody markers throughout the year. Epitomics participated in several tests with the results indicated below. For more information, click here.
As a point of reference, results, judged by NordiQC, fall into one of 4 categories:
|-||Optimal staining: The staining is considered perfect or close to perfect in all of the included tissues.|
|-||Good staining: The staining is considered fully acceptable in all of the included tissues. However, the protocol may be optimized to ensure the best staining intensity and signal-to-noise ratio.|
|-||Borderline staining: The staining is considered insufficient, e.g., because of a generally too weak staining or a false negative staining of one of the included tissues, or a false positive staining reaction. The protocol should be optimized.|
|-||Poor staining: The staining is considered very insufficient e.g., because of false negative staining of several of the included tissues, or a marked false positive staining reaction. An optimization of the protocol is urgently needed.|
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Results of Assessment
The following Epitomics antibodies were selected for testing by NordiQC. Images from those assessments are provided where available.