Accession Number : ADA322953

Title :   Collection and Preparation of Fish Specimens for Histological Examination,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL FISHERIES RESEARCH CENTER SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s) : Yasutake, William T.

PDF Url : ADA322953

Report Date : 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Histology (the study of cells) plays an important role in the accurate diagnosis of diseases of fishes, as well as those of humans and other animals. Often the state of fish health cannot be ascertained by the external appearance of the fish alone. Histology is one of many useful tools (along with microbiology, virology, immunology and other branches of science) used in disease diagnostics. Proper preparation of fish tissue is essential for accurate histological diagnosis. It can be said that pathologists are only as good as the prepared materials they receive. These guidelines are for the preparation of fish tissue for histological examination (anatomical features mentioned are illustrated in Fig. 1). If questions arise, it is prudent to call the laboratory to which the specimens are to be sent before preparing the samples.

Descriptors :   *TISSUES(BIOLOGY), *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *CELLS(BIOLOGY), *FISHES, *HISTOLOGY, *HISTOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES, HUMANS, HEALTH, DISEASES, ACCURACY, ANIMALS, ANATOMY, IMMUNOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY, PATHOLOGISTS, VIROLOGY.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE