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The post-analytical phase of histopathology practice: Storage, retention and use of human tissue specimens

*, Supriya Nikita Kapila and Boaz, Karen and *, Srikant N (2016) The post-analytical phase of histopathology practice: Storage, retention and use of human tissue specimens. International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research, 6 (1). pp. 3-7.

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Abstract

There are several aspects to a histopathology practice besides the acquisition of biopsy specimens and histopathological diagnosis. Pathology Departments are home to an abundant source of knowledge in the form of stored specimens and slides. We attempt to highlight the importance of regulation of storage, retention, and appropriate use of human tissue material in research and ownership rights to the same. We also discuss requirement and waiver of informed consent for scientific work involving the use of such tissues, which in the absence of defined laws come under the purview of Institution Review Boards. Pathology Departments, under the binding of the parent institution, are conceded the responsibility of maintenance and retention of pathology specimens. This communication highlights some of the important aspects in human tissue material handling and research, underscoring the necessity for established regulations regarding the same.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Archival tissue, biospecimens, informed consent, pathology, storage
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Pathology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2016 10:17
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 10:17
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/145123

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