The main purpose of this Manual is to provide useful guidelines for the selection of pathology tests and to facilitate interpretation of results.
Contains a comprehensive listing of all genes from the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) database alongside laboratories and tests available in the country.
A manual for the process of macroscopic dissection in Anatomical Pathology laboratories.
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In most instances the sural nerve is sampled.
Nerve biopsy should be obtained without trauma of any kind to the area to be examined and once obtained should be held in a stabilising clamp.
Nerve biopsy is a specialised procedure requiring the taking of tissue for microscopy and for the examination of teased fibre preparations.
Special fixatives are employed and fixation should commence immediately the biopsy is taken.
Neural biopsy should be undertaken only in centres with the appropriate facilities and after consultation with the pathologist.
Fresh tissue: frozen section, Immunofluorescence.
Fixed tissue: light microscopy, Immunohistochemistry, Electron microscopy (special fixative).
Investigation of axonopathies, demyelinating neuropathies.
Identification of axonal degeneration or segmental demyelination, and categorisation of neuropathy.
Rosai J. Rosai and Ackerman's Surgical Pathology. 10th Ed. 2011. 25. Elsevier.
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Its mission is to train and support pathologists and senior scientists and to improve the use of pathology testing to achieve better healthcare.
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