Molecular markers
Molecular cytology competency assessment
Identity testing

Author: Zubair W. Baloch, M.D., Ph.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 7 February 2018, last major update February 2014

Copyright: (c) 2002-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Identity testing [title] cytopathology

Cite this page: Baloch, Z.W. Identity testing. website. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Medical knowledge
  1. Understand the term "genetic variation"
  2. Define short tandem repeat (STRs) with variable number of tandem repeats (VNTRs)
  3. Describe the HLA genes, their chromosomal locations and their genetic features
Practice based learning and systems based practice
  1. Understand the utility of identity testing to confirm / resolve the identity of anatomic pathology laboratory specimens, for example mislabeled tissue blocks and tissue contamination