There Is High Sensitive and Specific Correlation Between Frozen and Permanent Sections in Renal Transplant Biopsies
© 2018 Introduction: Frozen sections have been used for evaluating tumors and margins during daily practice in pathology with high specificity and sensitivity (>90% for both indices both at national level and in our department). The correlation between frozen section tissue for immunofluorescent (IF) studies and permanent sections for light microscopy, along with electron microscopy, is critical for constructing a final renal pathology diagnosis. Methods: We studied the correlation between the frozen sections for IF studies and separate fragments of tissue for permanent light microscopic sections in our renal transplant biopsies for purposes of quality control. Frozen sections for IF sections were compared with permanent sections for light microscopy in 122 renal transplant biopsies, using inflammation as the key criterion (63 with no inflammation and 59 with inflammation) to determine the correlation. Results: There was high sensitivity (94.9%) and specificity (92.1%) for the correlation between the frozen section and permanent sections. Conclusions: Our data suggest that parts of renal transplant biopsy tissue dissected to freeze for IF studies and for light microscopy were highly correlated to ensure a high quality of renal tissue dissection for the final diagnosis in renal transplant biopsies.
Cousineau C, Kumar T, Roszka JP, Lewinski KL, Li W, Kanaan HD, Pullalarevu R, Bedi DS, Cohn SR, Samarapungavan D, Zhang PL. There Is High Sensitive and Specific Correlation Between Frozen and Permanent Sections in Renal Transplant Biopsies. Transplant Proc. 2018 Dec;50(10):3473-3477. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2018.09.012. Epub 2018 Sep 10. PMID: 30577223.