Integumentary System: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures

  1. biopsy (Bx)
    removal of a small piece of tissue for microscopic pathological examination

    • Includes:
    • - excisional Bx
    • - incisional Bx
    • - shave Bx
  2. excisional Bx
    removal of an entire lesion
  3. incisional Bx
    removal of a selected portion of a lesion
  4. shave Bx
    a technique using a surgical blade to "shave" tissue from the epidermis and upper dermis
  5. culture and sensitivity (C&S)
    a technique of isolating and growing colonies of microrganisms to identify a pathogen and to determine which drugs might be effective in combating the infection it has caused
  6. frozen section (FS)
    a surgical method involving cutting a thin piece of tissue from a frozen specimen for immediate pathological examination
  7. skin tests
    methods for determinng the reaction of the body to a given substance by applying it to, or injecting it into, the skin (commonly seen in treating allergy)

    • Includes:
    • - scratch test
    • - patch test
  8. scratch test
    the substance is applied to the skin through a scratch
  9. patch test
    the substance is applied topically to the skin on a small piece of blotting paper or wet cloth
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Integumentary System: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
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