Richard W. Brown, MD, FCAP
A “how to” guide to good slide preparation, Histologic Preparations was developed by the Histotechnology Committee of the College of American Pathologists in conjunction with the National Society for Histotechnology. Building on data and images from the NSH/CAP histology quality assurance program, HistoQIP, the book presents photographic examples of well-prepared slides followed by numerous examples of associated problems and their solutions.
Histologic Preparations is a reference text as well as a teaching tool. Written for pathologists, pathology residents, histotechnologists, and histotechnicians as well as histology students, this thorough book contains troubleshooting techniques for the most common artifacts and problems incurred in routine histologic preparations. This timely, practical, and straightforward book will be turned to repeatedly as a reliable reference in the laboratory.
- Fixation and processing
- Frozen sections
- H&E and Gram stain
- Mycobacteria, H. pylori, spirochetes, and fungi
- Trichrome, reticulin, elastin, basement membrane, mucin, amyloid, and immunohistochemical stains
Contents (PDF, 27 K)
Sample pages (PDF, 78.5 K)
Softcover; 168 pages; 300+ photomicrographs, figures, and tables; 2009
A clear and concise review of problems … well organized for easy and quick reference. This volume should find itself on the shelves of histology supervisors, medical directors of histology laboratories, and pathologists supervising residents.
Janice M. Lage, MD, FCAP
Professor and Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Caroline,
This concise, no-nonsense manual gets right to the heart of the matter with lots of useful information and a strong focus on what can go wrong in the laboratory and how to fix it.
David R. Frishberg, MD, FCAP
Director, Surgical Pathology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles