Estrogen Receptor Assay

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Title: Estrogen Receptor Assay
Description: An Asian female laboratory technician performing a step in the estrogen receptor assay test. She is seen with a test tube containing some frozen breast tissue, inserted in a beaker of ice water. She is readying the tube for mixing. The tube is being attached to the appropriate machinery. The technician, wearing rubber gloves and a white laboratory coat is not visible in all slides. This test determines whether antiestrogen drugs or removal of ovaries is likely to be the effective therapy.
Topics/Categories: People -- Adult
People -- Health Professional
Test or Procedure -- Lab Tests
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Linda Bartlett (Photographer)
AV Number: AV-8000-0411
Date Created: 1980
Date Added: January 1, 2001
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.