Detection of bladder cancer by multitarget multicolour FISH: Comparative analysis on archival cytology and paraffin-embedded tissue

A. Mezzelani, G. Dagrada, L. Alasio, G. Sozzi, S. Pilotti

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Abstract

We have evaluated the possibility of using the same specimen for both cytological diagnosis and multitarget multicolour FISH (MtMcFISH) analysis in order to determine whether the routinely processed specimens used for diagnosis were also suitable for this ancillary procedure. For this purpose 18 positive samples (11 voided urine and seven bladder washings) were selected, together with a representative section of the corresponding immediately previous or subsequent histological specimens. Two negative cytology slides were added as negative controls. FISH analysis revealed a normal pattern for each probe in the two negative controls and an abnormal pattern in the 18 positive cases. In the latter the same FISH alterations were found in the cytology samples and in the corresponding histological sections, and superimposable cytological/histological features were observed in two cases where two different histology samples were analyzed. The results clearly show that MtMcFISH may be successfully applied to destained routinely processed cytology slides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-325
Number of pages9
JournalCytopathology
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Bladder cancer
  • Bladder washing
  • Cytology
  • Fluorescence in situ hybridization
  • MtMcFISH
  • Voided urine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Anatomy

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