Bancroft's Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques

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This is a brand new edition of the leading reference work on histological techniques. It is an essential and invaluable resource suited to all those involved with histological preparations and applications, from the student to the highly experienced laboratory professional. This is a one stop reference book that the trainee histotechnologist can purchase at the beginning of his career and which will remain valuable to him as he increasingly gains experience in daily practice.

The book is primarily designed for laboratory technicians in departments of laboratory medicine, pathology, anatomy, and cell biology. It designed for beginning students of histology, as wells as advanced professionals (clinical researchers, histologists and pathologists) .

Hardbound, 654 Pages

Published: October 2012

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4226-3


  • Managing the Laboratory

     Safety in the Laboratory

     Light Microscopy

     Fixation of Tissues

     The Gross Room/Surgical Cutup

     Tissue Processing  and Microarray

    Microtomy: Paraffin and Frozen

    Plastic Embedding for Light Microscopy

    How Histological Stains Work

     The Hematoxylins and Eosin

    Connective  and Mesenchymal Tissues and Stains


    Pigments and Minerals




    Techniques in Neuropathology

    Immunohistochemical Techniques

    Immunofluorescent Techniques

    Immunohistochemistry Quality Control

    Molecular Pathology

    Transmission Electron Microscopy

    Quantitative Data from Microscopic Specimens



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