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Identifying Respiratory Disease in Pathology

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"Identifying respiratory disease in pathology" will look at the entire spectrum of making a pathology diagnosis. We will start by explaining various specimen collection methods. Once the specimen is collected and processed in histology or cytology, the presentation will then look at different staining techniques and IHC/molecular methods used to make a diagnosis. The presentation will conclude with a few case studies that will incorporate the presentation to diagnosis of a respiratory condition.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the types of cells found in respiratory pathology.
  2. Understand proper specimen collection methods.
  3. Identify IHC stains and molecular techniques used in common diagnoses

Allison Eck is the lead histotechnologist at Doylestown Hospital in Pennsylvania. She has been a histotechnologist for 15 years after graduating with a degree in histotechnology from Harford Community College in Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Lycoming College in Pennsylvania. She holds her histotechnologist (HTL) and qualification in laboratory safety (QLS) certifications through the ASCP, as well as her Allied Health Instructor (AHI) certification through AMT. Allison has spoken at a variety of professional conferences on respiratory disease as well as lab safety and ergonomics.

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