Miscellaneous Specimens and Ancillary Techniques

  • Damian T. McManus


This chapter refers to miscellaneous specimens – needle core biopsies, fine needle aspirates, cytospins, liquid-based cytology, and cell blocks. Aids to macroscopic description and dissection such as specimen photography and radiography and intraoperative frozen section assessment are considered. Key ancillary techniques now playing an essential role in diagnosis, prognosis, and management decisions are highlighted. These include immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, flow cytometry, in situ hybridization, electron microscopy, and molecular genetic analysis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Histopathology LaboratoryBelfast City Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care TrustBelfastUK

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