Frozen section
Tissues to avoid freezing

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Revised: 26 July 2017, last major update October 2011

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Tissues to NOT freeze
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Tissues to NOT freeze
  • Hard tissues like bone and cartilage that require decalcification
  • Tissues with a lot of fat
  • Tissues from patients with known TB or other infection (if absolutely necessary, wear appropriate protection)
  • Tissue that will be needed to make a permanent diagnosis