QIHC_800x800_v2.jpgNSH Online QIHC Prep Course

The NSH QIHC Prep Course is intended to provide participants with an overview of the principles and practices of immunohistochemistry in an effort to comprehensively prepare them for the ASCP’s QIHC examination. The course covers the topic areas outlined by the ASCP’s published exam topic outline, and offers suggestions for not only trying to meet the minimum requirements, but also become knowledgeable enough to be truly ‘qualified’.

Every effort is made to address all of the technical aspects of the aforementioned procedures, including coverage of the underlying science of IHC, heat- and digestion-induced ‘retrieval techniques, various ‘quenching and ‘blocking’ procedures, commonly employed detection methods, regulatory requirements for procedure validation, quality control, troubleshooting, and use of automated staining systems.

The course includes:

  • 3 hours of instruction
  • An indexed study guide containing an extensive array of resources and recommended reading which should be helpful in preparing for the QIHC exam.
  • Knowledge Check question bank to test your preparedness for the exam

Course Faculty

Joe Myers has earned and renewed his QIHC credential so he truly knows what it takes. He is currently employed as a Senior Technical Sales Specialist with Biocare Medical, LLC, a vendor of IHC/ISH reagents and instruments. He has extensive experience with immunohistochemistry (IHC), in situ hybridization (ISH), and heat-induced epitope retrieval (HIER) procedures, and has written a variety of papers in peer-reviewed journals on the application of IHC/ISH in the diagnosis of cancer and infectious disease and in laboratory ‘trade’ publications on automated IHC slide staining systems, HIER techniques, multi-antigen immuno-staining procedures and devices, and cost-reduction methods. Joe began his career at, and 'founded' the Immunocytochemistry Lab at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in 1984. Before entering the technical-sales arena, Joe was employed as the Administrative Director of Clinical Lab Services in two hospitals. From 2012 to 2014, Joe served as chairperson of the National Society for Histotechnology’s IHC Resource Group.

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Online Study Group

The QIHC Study Group is a private online community for exchanging questions and knowledge as it pertains to preparation for the QIHC exam. This online group is moderated by subject matter experts to ensure timely and accurate responses. Access is only granted to NSH members and/or those who have purchased the NSH QIHC Prep Course.

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The Image Bank

A collection of online slides that serve as a study tool for the ASCP Board of Certification exam. Included in the bank are samples of normal and abnormal tissue to help with tissue identification, as well as slides to aid in fixation, processing, embedding, microtomy, and staining.

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