Bancroft's Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques

Bancroft's Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques

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8th Edition - February 27, 2018

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  • Authors: Kim Suvarna, Christopher Layton, John Bancroft
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702068867
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780702068645

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For 40 years, Bancroft’s Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques has established itself as the standard reference for histotechnologists and laboratory scientists, as well as histopathologists. With coverage of the full range of histological techniques used in medical laboratories and pathology departments, it provides a strong foundation in all aspects of histological technology – from basic methods of section preparation and staining, to advanced diagnostic techniques such as immunocytochemistry and molecular testing. This revised and updated 8th Edition by Kim S. Suvarna, Christopher Layton, and John D. Bancroft is a one-stop reference for all those involved with histological preparations and applications, from student to highly advanced laboratory professional.

Key Features

  • Presents a thorough, up-to-date, and detailed approach to the theory and protocols for preparing cells and tissues for laboratory evaluation, covering topics ranging from basic to advanced

Table of Contents

    1. Pathology Laboratory Management
    2. Chemical Safety in the Laboratory
    3. Light Microscopy
    4. Fixation of Tissues
    5. The Gross Room
    6. Tissue Processing
    7. Microtomy
    8. Resin Techniques
    9. Theory of Histological Staining
    10. The Hematoxylins and Eosin
    11. Automation in the Histology Department
    12. Connective and other Mesenchymal tissues with their stains
    13. Carbohydrates
    14. Pigments and minerals
    15. Amyloid
    16. Traditional stains and modern techniques for demonstrating Micro-organisms in Histology
    17. Bone

    18 Neuropathology and Muscle Biopsy Techniques

    19 Immunohistochemical and Immunofluorescent Techniques

    20 Molecular Pathology

    21 Transmission Electron Microscopy

    22 Digital Pathology


    Diagnostic Appendices

    Appendix I Traditional Methods

    Appendix II Tissue Microarray

    Appendix III Applications of Immunohistochemistry

    Technical Appendices

    Appendix IV Measurement Units

    Appendix V Preparation of Solutions

    Appendix VI Buffer Solutions

    Appendix VII Solubility of Some Common Reagents and Dyes

    Appendix VIII Mounting Media and Slide Coatings

Product details

  • No. of pages: 584
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: February 27, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702068867
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780702068645

About the Authors

Kim Suvarna

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Pathology, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

Christopher Layton

Affiliations and Expertise

Specialist Section Lead in Specimen Dissection, Histopathology Department, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK

John Bancroft

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Pathology Directorate and Business Manager, Queen's Medical Center, Nottingham, UK

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