Successful identification of a neoplastic tissue contaminant in surgical pathology
AJSP: Reviews & Reports
Tissue contamination, where extraneous tissue becomes embedded into the paraffin block or fixed onto the slide, is a relatively common quality issue in surgical pathology and can occur at any step between specimen collection by the clinician and slide coverslipping. We report a case of tissue contamination within a paraffin block and describe our subsequent investigation, which was successful in identifying the source of contamination.
Anderson JD, Amin MB, Bernacki KD. Successful identification of a neoplastic tissue contaminant in surgical pathology. AJSP: Reviews & Reports 2022;27(4). doi: 10.1097/PCR.0000000000000515.