WHEN IT COMES TO CANCER DIAGNOSIS TIME IS EVERYTHING
Any extra time used to run tests delays results from being handed over to the pathologist, which in turn holds back physicians from starting their patients’ treatment. Time is, in fact, one of the key parameters of successful laboratory operations.
Of course, laboratory professionals do everything they can to speed up operations, but they always reach a point where there’s nothing more they can do. Until now, that is.
THE RULES OF TIME HAVE JUST CHANGED
Now, a patented new technology from Dako completely changes the rules of In Situ hybridization. The Instant Quality (IQ) FISH pharmDx™ companion diagnostics kits build on a strong history of Dako assays. But now, for the first time ever, lab managers can run DNA-based hybridization assays in a timeframe comparable to protein-based immunohistochemistry assays: Just three hours and thirty minutes.
FROM 17+ DOWN TO 3-AND-A-HALF HOURS
The graph illustrates how the IQFISH, with just one-hour hybridization, reduces test time from over 17 hours to just 3½ hours. This opens up new possibilities for laboratory efficiency with the same high quality results.