1 P.A.C.E. contact hour(s)

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Course number 578-070-18, approved through 10/31/2020
Course number 20-684176, approved through 9/1/2020


  • Describe the steps involved in processing tissue and the various reagents used in the process.
  • Identify the most common reagents used in conventional tissue processing and their effect on tissue.
  • Identify the various factors affecting processing and compare how different tissue types require different processing cycles.
  • Relate how quality control measures ensure consistent tissue processing and identify tissue that is poorly processed and state a remedy for the problem.
  • Identify the hazards associated with the most common processing reagents.

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Course Outline

  • Reagent Steps of Tissue Processing
      • Processing Steps Defined
  • Conventional Processing - In Depth
      • Tissue Fixation
      • Formalin Fixative
      • Tissue Dehydration
      • Tissue Clearing
      • Paraffin Infiltration
      • Xylene Free Processing
  • Processing Equipment and Factors Affecting Tissue Processing
      • Processing Equipment
      • Automated Tissue Processors
      • Factors Affecting Tissue Processing
      • Time Factor
      • Temperature Factor
      • Pressure Factor
      • Standard Processing Protocols
      • Routine Tissue Processing
      • Biopsy Tissue Processing
      • Fatty Tissue/Brain Tissue Processing
      • Special Tissue Processing
  • Processing Quality Control Measures
      • Reagent Maintenance and Temperature Checks
      • Troubleshooting Processing Problems
  • Reagent Safety
      • Reagent Safety
      • Formalin and Xylene Monitoring
  • References
      • References
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