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- Quantitative immunohistology: tissue section thickness, another glitch in the path to standardization (editorial)
Leong, Anthony S.-Y.
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Health, School of Medicine and Public Health
- Immunohistology was introduced in anatomical pathology as a means of labeling cells to allow their identification. Through the labeling of proteins, enzymes, andother cellular products it became possible to specifically recognize cells that otherwise could not be distinguished on the basis of morphology alone. Immunohistochemistry served as a specific ‘‘special stain’’ that provided largely qualitative information, which, at best, was semiquantitative. Nonetheless, this qualitative function served the diagnostic role of immunohistology well and the technique has rapidly become entrenched as an important adjunct to morphologic diagnosis.
- Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology Vol. 17, Issue 6, p. 465-469
- Publisher Link
- Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
- Resource Type
- journal article