Summergirl Posted February 14, 2004 Share Posted February 14, 2004 Hi everyone, I have a question regarding biopsy "slides". How is tissue handled at a lab-such as: when one hospital wants to see the original biopsy tissue what is the procedure that the lab follows? Do they send the actual slides they looked at or do they keep tissue and make new slides when requested? I hope that doesn't sound like a dumb question! My Mom has had brushing and washing samples from a bronchoscopy sent from the original lab, then to Mayo, then to Emory. I was just wondering how this is actually done. And then, when the pathologist looks at them, are cancer cells defined by how they look under a microscope, or how they react to chemicals, or what? If by sight, can cancer cells look like other types of cells, or do they have their own distinct "look". Wow, too much watching CSI! It's never as easy as it is on CSI! Thanks! Kelly Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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