Our two-part training program ensures that new users are familiar with all background information and can accurately perform and interpret the HER2 CISH assay. Follow the steps below to become a HER2 CISH certified lab.*

*Please note: Per FDA requirements, each laboratory must be certified in order to use the HER2 CISH Kit.  However, only one user per laboratory must successfully complete the program below to certify the laboratory, enabling it to order the SPOT-Light® HER2 CISH Kit for use on patient specimens. The first user to become certified will be deemed the lab administrator for the certification of the laboratory.

Step 1 - Online Tutorial

  1. Register for the certification program by clicking on the “Certify me!” button below and completing the online registration form
  2. Receive an email from Invitrogen containing a link to the online tutorial and quiz
  3. Take the online tutorial and pass the quiz with at least 8/10 correct answers
  4. Receive an email from Invitrogen with ordering instructions for the HER2 CISH Certification Combo Kit

Step 2 - Laboratory Training

  1. Order the HER2 CISH Certification Combo Kit
  2. Perform CISH on the 20 slides provided in the HER2 CISH Certification Combo Kit
  3. Determine HER2 gene status for each slide; record results on the scoring sheets
  4. Send stained slides and scoring sheets back to us for evaluation
  5. After we confirm at least 18/20 accurately scored slides, your laboratory will become HER2 CISH certified, and able to order the SPOT-Light® HER2 CISH Kit (84-0150) for use on patient specimens. We will send back your stained slides for documentation purposes 
If your submitted slides do not demonstrate at least 90% scoring accuracy, a technical expert from Invitrogen will provide additional assistance to you after reviewing your slides. You may then repeat the laboratory training by staining and interpreting another set of 20 slides.

If you have a question about the HER2 CISH certification process, send us an email at her2cish@invitrogen.com

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Take the Educational Tutorial

 Take the Educational Tutorial
(Note: This version is not for certification purposes.)

Certification Program Demo

 Learn everything you need to know about the HER2 CISH certification program by watching a short online demonstration. (Flash 8.0 or higher is required to run this file.)