Course Description: Muscle biopsies can present a challenge to the routine histology laboratory. Preparation of muscle biopsies can be a challenge to gross dissection and histology lab personnel as the initial handling is critical for producing optimal results. In this webinar I will discuss some techniques for gross dissection and preparation, freezing, and fixation of the muscle biopsy specimen and will include frozen section cutting and trouble shooting. I will end with a discussion of common stain panels used for clinical diagnosis.
Presenter Bio: Konnie Zeitner was employed at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE 44 years in the Anatomic Pathology laboratory. There she worked in routine Histology, Immunohistochemistry, Neuropathology and was the Anatomic Pathology manager. She ended her career in the Neuropathology/Muscle biopsy lab where I also handled all the CJD/prion cases before becoming a consultant.
Additional Information: This webinar was presented in April 2016 as part of the annual NSH Laboratory Webinar Series.