Cellular pathology in the COVID-19 era: a European perspective on maintaining quality and safety

Due to the high transmissibility of COVID-19, staff in pathology laboratories face obvious pressures, as histological and cytology specimens in particular can contain viable, and therefore transmissible, virus. Fear of contracting the disease within an often diminished workforce augments the challenges of modifying practice to maintain safety and quality, between which there is always a tension. Here, we aim to outline the important operational, preanalytical, analytical and postanalytical considerations necessary to ensure that the impact of the pandemic on laboratory personnel and practice is managed and minimised.

Cellular pathology in the COVID-19 era: a European perspective on maintaining quality and safety
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