High-quality sections for routine light microscopy are necessary, but not always sufficient, for the interpretation of lymph node biopsies. Immunophenotypic and genetic studies are often required for the diagnosis and classification of a hematopoietic neoplasm. Adequate fixation and timely and appropriate technical handling of lymph nodes are, therefore, even more important than with other specimens.
KeywordsGene Rearrangement Surgical Pathology Roswell Park Memorial Institute Medium Hematopoietic Neoplasm Adequate Fixation
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