The Cell Block, the Empowerment of Cytology in Precision Medicine
Melissa L. Randolph, BS, SCT(ASCP)
Technical Coordinator, Cytopathology Indiana University Health Indianapolis, Indiana
This webinar will provide the participants with tools to help assess adequacy of the cell block during the procurement phase. Discussion will focus on how different types of fixation contribute to the ability of the specimen to coagulate or solubilize during centrifugation. The importance of developing both a consistent process for creating a cell block, as well as taking the time to educate histology colleagues of pre-analytic issues that are directly proportional to the success of the preparation. Additional techniques that can be incorporated in the lab using both alcohol fixed and air dried smears to salvage ancillary testing despite cell block failure will be addressed.
|Earn 2 credits per webinar|