Histopathology is the study of tissues to detect illnesses, which entails looking at human tissue under a microscope to see if it has signs of disease, damage, or other abnormalities. These techniques involve removing a small tissue from the patient’s body, either by cutting or suctioning with a needle. The sample is then processed, with stained histological sections placed on glass slides. A report is given based on the examination by a histopathologist describing his observations of the tissue of interest and related diagnosis. Samples that can be taken are fluid or very small pieces of tissue obtained via fine needle aspiration (FNA), excised biopsy and larger specimen (which may be a whole organ).
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