Necropsy and Sampling Procedures in Rodents

Protocol
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 691)

Abstract

Necropsy is a major step of most studies using laboratory animals. During necropsy, tissue and organ changes noticeable grossly can be recorded, and important tissue samples can be stored for subsequent evaluation. It is therefore important that the personnel in charge of this key experimentation step be adequately trained and aware of the study endpoints.

Key words

Necropsy Histology Macroscopy Sampling Rodents Mouse Rat 

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  1. 1.Human Histopathology and Animal Models UnitInstitut PasteurParisFrance
  2. 2.Disposition, Safety and Animal Researchsanofi-aventis R&DVitry-sur-SeineFrance

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