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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 402-407
Quality and safety aspects in histopathology laboratory


Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Maji Jose
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Nithyananda Nagar, Derlakatte, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.125207

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Histopathology is an art of analyzing and interpreting the shapes, sizes and architectural patterns of cells and tissues within a given specific clinical background and a science by which the image is placed in the context of knowledge of pathobiology, to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. To function effectively and safely, all the procedures and activities of histopathology laboratory should be evaluated and monitored accurately. In histopathology laboratory, the concept of quality control is applicable to pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical activities. Ensuring safety of working personnel as well as environment is also highly important. Safety issues that may come up in a histopathology lab are primarily those related to potentially hazardous chemicals, biohazardous materials, accidents linked to the equipment and instrumentation employed and general risks from electrical and fire hazards. This article discusses quality management system which can ensure quality performance in histopathology laboratory. The hazards in pathology laboratories and practical safety measures aimed at controlling the dangers are also discussed with the objective of promoting safety consciousness and the practice of laboratory safety.


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