Bancroft's Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques

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This is a brand new edition of the leading reference work on histological techniques. It is an essential and invaluable resource suited to all those involved with histological preparations and applications, from the student to the highly experienced laboratory professional. This is a one stop reference book that the trainee histotechnologist can purchase at the beginning of his career and which will remain valuable to him as he increasingly gains experience in daily practice.

Thoroughly revised and up-dated edition of the standard reference work in histotechnology that successfully integrates both theory and practice.Provides a single comprehensive resource on the tried and tested investigative techniques as well as coverage of the latest technical developments.

Over 30 international expert contributors all of whom are involved in teaching, research and practice.Provides authoritative guidance on principles and practice of fixation and staining.

Extensive use of summary tables, charts and boxes.Information is well set out and easy to retrieve.

Six useful appendices included (SI units, solution preparation, specimen mounting, solubility). Provides practical information on measurements, preparation solutions that are used in daily laboratory practice.

Color photomicrographs used extensively throughout. Better replicates the actual appearance of the specimen under the microscope.

Brand new co-editors.

New material on immunohistochemical and molecular diagnostic techniques.Enables user to keep abreast of latest advances in the field.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 654 pages
  • 193.04 x 251.46 x 35.56mm | 1,678.28g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • Approx. 237 illustrations (201 in full color)
  • 0702042269
  • 9780702042263
  • 425,411

Table of contents

Managing the Laboratory

Safety in the Laboratory

Light Microscopy

Fixation of Tissues

The Gross Room/Surgical Cutup

Tissue Processing and Microarray

Microtomy: Paraffin and Frozen

Plastic Embedding for Light Microscopy

How Histological Stains Work

The Hematoxylins and Eosin

Connective and Mesenchymal Tissues and Stains


Pigments and Minerals




Techniques in Neuropathology

Immunohistochemical Techniques

Immunofluorescent Techniques

Immunohistochemistry Quality Control

Molecular Pathology

Transmission Electron Microscopy

Quantitative Data from Microscopic Specimens

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Winner of the "New Edition Edited Book" category at the 2008 Society of Authors, Royal Society of Medicine Book Awards. Reviews from Amazon

"This is the book of books for histologists... a virtual bible for the histotechnologist. The book covers everything from laboratory management, fixation (theoretical and practical aspects), sectioning, staining, and an overall and detailed view of histology and immunohistochemistry."

"This book is my bible - it's aimed both at the complete beginner and experienced histologist alike and has served me well for many years.
It's clearly written in a no frills way giving simple method instructions which are easy to follow in both older and newer techniques

Each technique is always accompanied by simple explanation which is great for students of the art - if you can have just one general histology instruction book make sure that it's this one."
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