Histopathology laboratory setup and necessary instrumentation

Marilyn Zabielinski, Michael P. McLeod, Sonal Choudhary, Keyvan Nouri

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A well-prepared and smoothly running office and lab are very important to performing successful Mohs micrographic surgery. The medical office of a Mohs surgeon is unique compared to most other medical offices in the sense that throughout the day, patients move frequently between the operating room and the surgical waiting room. While this is occurring, tissue specimens are being carried between the operating room, histopathology laboratory, and the microscope. It is necessary to have a well- equipped operating room, a comfortable waiting area, a laboratory to process the tissue specimens, an area for histopathology slide reading, and a space to clean and sterilize instruments properly. As each area of the office is discussed, equipment pertinent to that area will be addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMohs Micrographic Surgery
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781447121527, 1447121511, 9781447121510
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012


  • Histopathology laboratory
  • Mohs micrographic surgery office
  • Operating room
  • Surgical waiting room

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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