Preanalytics in lung cancer

Arne Warth, Thomas Muley, Michael Meister, Wilko Weichert

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Preanalytic sampling techniques and preparation of tissue specimens strongly influence analytical results in lung tissue diagnostics both on the morphological but also on the molecular level. However, in contrast to analytics where tremendous achievements in the last decade have led to a whole new portfolio of test methods, developments in preanalytics have been minimal. This is specifically unfortunate in lung cancer, where usually only small amounts of tissue are at hand and optimization in all processing steps is mandatory in order to increase the diagnostic yield. In the following, we provide a comprehensive overview on some aspects of preanalytics in lung cancer from the method of sampling over tissue processing to its impact on analytical test results. We specifically discuss the role of preanalytics in novel technologies like nextgeneration sequencing and in the state-of the-art cytology preparations. In addition, we point out specific problems in preanalytics which hamper further developments in the field of lung tissue diagnostics.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)71-84
Aantal pagina's14
TijdschriftRecent results in cancer research. Fortschritte der Krebsforschung. Progrès dans les recherches sur le cancer
StatusGepubliceerd - 2015
Extern gepubliceerdJa


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