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biopsy
(Bx)
removal of a small piece of tissue for microscopic pathological examination
excisional Bx
removal of an entire lesion
incisional Bx
removal of a selected portion of a lesion
shave Bx
technique using a surgical blade to shave tissue from epidermis and upper dermis
culture and sensitivity
(C&S)
technique of isolating and growing colonies of microorganisms to identify a pathogen and to determine which drugs might be effective in combating the infetion it has caused
frozen section
(FS)
surgical method involving cutting a thin piece of tissue for a frozen specimen for immediate pathological examination
skin tests
methods for determining the reaction of body to a given substance by applying it to, or injecting it into the skin (treating allergy)
scratch test
substance is applied to skin through a scratch
patch test
substance is applied topically to skin on a small piece of blotting paper or wet cloth