Discipline - Anatomical pathology
Microscopy of histopathology tissue sections mounted on slides and stained with antibodies to specific markers ; Refer to EDL sections on disease-specific tests for individual assays
First added in 2019
Changed in 2020
To assess cells for specific markers to identify infection, neoplasia, inflammatory and degenerative disorders
Surgical resection, Biopsy, Core biopsy, Cell block
Summary of SAGE IVD recommendation
General In vitro diagnostics tests are the general core and routine laboratory tests for clinical chemistry, haematology, blood transfusion, microbiology (virology, bacteriology, parasitology and mycology) and histopathology. These tests were selected on the basis of the scientific validity of an analyte, i.e. the association between an analyte and a clinical condition or physiological state; and clinical utility. Many of these tests are required for effective management of patients and have already been described in WHO publications.