Oct 26, 2020  
Catalog 2018-19 
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HSTO 103 - Tissue Fixation and Processing

2 Credit(s).

Explains the functions, actions, and factors that affect the quality and choice of fixative. Topics include simple and compound fixatives, coagulant and non-coagulant fixatives, and aqueous and no aqueous fixatives along with various procedures of histology requiring fixation. Students identify fixation pigments, artifacts, and troubleshooting methods. The course examines tissue processors with regards to reagents used, maintenance and troubleshooting, as well as tissue processing and special techniques in processing of decalcification and frozen sectioning. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite(s): HSTO 101  and HSTO 102  

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