RE: Renal biopsies

From:"SALA,ROBERT" <> (by way of histonet)

In our lab it is the pathologists who evaluate whether the renal biopsy is
adequate or not.  However, some of the techs have the capability of making
this determination.
We use a dissecting scope and look for the glomeruli, which appear as little
red dots in the biopsy sample.   Sometimes they are very hard to see,
especially in a diseased kidney, and then it is good to have a path around
to make the final decision.
Hope this helps.

Robert M. Sala M.T.(ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
Sioux Valley Hospital
1100 S. Euclid Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD  57117-5039

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> Sent: 	Friday, September 08, 2000 7:33 PM
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> Subject: 	Renal biopsies
> I need help.  The pathologists in our lab ask that histotechnologists
> perform
> evaluation of adequacy on renal biopsies.  I would like to know who
> usually
> does this function in path labs and if there are any
> regulations/guidelines
> from NSH or other agencies about who should perform evaluations of renal
> biopsies and what training is needed.  Also, does anyone have any tricks
> of
> the trade on evaluating renals.  The radiologists take the sample in
> ultrasound or CT.
> Thanks for your help in advance.

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