Any pathologist, lab manager or histotechnologist will readily acknowledge that preparation for IHC staining begins the moment tissue is acquired. The key to consistent staining is controlling steps from biopsy to diagnosis. However, some have a greater affect on staining variability.
From patient to pathologist, preparing tissue specimens for histological examination requires care, skill and sound procedures. This straightforward guide to good histology practice provides practical advice on best-practice techniques and simple ways to avoid common errors.