Grossing Dermatology Specimens: Techniques and Gross Pathology

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A. Danielle Johnsrud BIS/ HT,HTL, Assistant Supervisor, Mayo Clinic Histology Laboratory, Rochester, MN created for the NSH Laboratory Webinar Series

Dermatology specimens are common in the histology laboratory; however, their clinical indications and gross pathology can be complex and compelling. Attendees will learn about the essential components of a gross description, comprehensive grossing techniques and will review common pathological conditions associated with dermatology specimens. An overview of how and why skin biopsies are obtained will be provided, along with an exploration of the correlation between macro- and microscopic features and the final diagnosis.

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NSH Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Course number WEB0716

Objectives

  • Identify common types and macroscopic features of dermatology specimens
  • Be able to compose a proper gross description of basic dermatology specimens
  • Correlate features of dermatology biopsies with common pathological conditions

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Course Description:  Dermatology specimens are common in the histology laboratory; however, their clinical indications and gross pathology can be complex and compelling. Attendees will learn about the essential components of a gross description, comprehensive grossing techniques and will review common pathological conditions associated with dermatology specimens. An overview of how and why skin biopsies are obtained will be provided, along with an exploration of the correlation between macro- and microscopic features and the final diagnosis.
Presenter Bio:  Danielle Johnsrud, Assistant Supervisor of the Mayo Clinic Histology Laboratory in Rochester, MN. Danielle began her career in histology at the Mayo Clinic in 2007 where she completed their histologic technician program. After graduation she worked as a bench technician covering all the areas of the histology lab at Mayo, she later became a grossing technician handling a variety of different tissue specimens. In 2014 she was promoted to the assistant supervisor of the mayo clinical histology lab. In that same year she earned her histotechnologist certification and was appointed instructor of laboratory medicine and pathology for the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.
Additional Information:  This webinar was presented in July 2016 as part of the annual NSH Laboratory Webinar Series.

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