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Basic Molecular Pathology and Pre-Analytical Variables
In this session, we will briefly review the basics of molecular biology, examine critical factors which affect the quality of nucleic acids in the tissues and cells which are submitted for downstream molecular diagnostics, and briefly introduce some...
Elements of Laboratory Safety
The responsibility of the clinical laboratory is to provide quality patient diagnostics. However, the environment in which this work occurs contains health and safety risks where workers must remain vigilant. This article will review safety precautions in the laboratory.
Why are Automation & Innovation Critical to the Histology Lab?
There has always been pressure on the Histology Lab to do more with less money, less people and less time. Automation in Histology has somewhat stalled over the past few years and is difficult to implement. Automation is only a multi-disciplinary process to...
Connective tissue plays an essential role in the human body by holding together, protecting, supporting, and joining organs to tissues. This editorial describes the categories of connective tissue, the types of connective tissue diseases, and the diagnosis of connective tissue diseases.
Putting a Positive Spin on Inspections in the Mohs Surgery Histology Laboratory
The Mohs series will present relevant topics to today's laboratorians practicing Mohs surgeries. The introductory article was the first of the series and described steps for practicing surgeries. This second part of the series will discuss tips for completing a Mohs laboratory inspection. The third tutorial will provide thoughts on setting up a new laboratory.
15 Questions & Answers on Safety in the Lab
Data from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network (O*NET) shows that Histotechnologists and Histology Technicians are at high risk of exposure to hazardous conditions and contaminants as well as disease and infections.