Lymphomas originating from the lymphatic system comprise about 30 entities classified according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The histopathological diagnosis is generally considered difficult and prone to mistakes. Since non-random chromosomal translocations are specifically involved in different lymphoma entities, their detection will be increasingly important. Hence, a splitsignal fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) procedure would be helpful in discriminating the most difficult classifications. The Euro-FISH programme, a concerted action of nine European laboratories, has validated a robust, standardised protocol to improve the diagnostic approach on lymphoma entities. Therefore, 16 fluorescent probes and 10 WHO entities, supplemented with reactive cases, were selected. The results of the Euro-FISH programme show that all probes were correctly cytogenetically located, that the standardised protocol is robust, resulting in reliable results in approximately 90% of cases, and that the procedure could be implemented in every laboratory, bringing the relatively easy interpretation of split-signal probes within the reach of many pathology laboratories.
|Titolo:||Translocation detection in lymphoma diagnosis by split-signal FISH: A standardised approach|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF HEMATOPATHOLOGY|
|Citazione:||van Rijk, A., Mason, D., Jones, M., Cabeçadas, J., Crespo, M., Cigudosa, J.C., et al. (2008). Translocation detection in lymphoma diagnosis by split-signal FISH: A standardised approach. JOURNAL OF HEMATOPATHOLOGY, 1(2), 119-126.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|