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Integument System Overview - Q – Common Diagnostic Test& Procedure & A – Meanin

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biopsy (Bx) (Fig. 3-16) removal of a small piece of tissue for microscopic pathologic examination
excisional biopsy removal of an entire lesion
incisional biopsy removal of a selected portion of a lesion
shave biopsy a technique using a surgical blade to “shave” tissue from the epidermis and upper dermis
culture and sensitivity (C&S) a technique of isolating and growing colonies of microorganisms to identify a pathogen and to determine which drugs might be effective for combating the infection it has caused
frozen section (FS) a surgical technique that involves cutting a thin piece of tissue from a frozen specimen for immediate pathologic examination
skin tests methods for determining the reaction of the body to a given substance by applying it to, or injecting it into, the skin; commonly used in treating allergies
scratch test a test in which a substance is applied to the skin through a scratch
patch test a test in which a substance is applied topically to the skin on a small piece of blotting paper or wet cloth
Created by: shachi.pandit