Whitepaper: Managing Workflow in the Histology Laboratory

Author:  Clifford M. Chapman MS, HTL (ASCP) QIHC

There is an inextricable relationship between equipment, supplies and the workflow metrics of a histology lab. Learn how a lab’s workflow can suffer as a result of failures in either equipment or when consumables run out, such as less time on improving more complex processes, less time focusing on quality over production or cultivating the team.  Learn the various areas a laboratory can address to prevent and recover from equipment failures or shortages of consumables.


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“The Histology Handbook”

by Clifford M. Chapman MS, HTL (ASCP) QIHC

The Histology Handbook is a clear, concise reference book that will provide the user with the information and understanding to assist in the performance and troubleshooting of histology related tasks and help us all succeed in our common pursuit of “the perfect slide”. The book contains basic histology information to facilitate the understanding of staining theory, as well as specific procedures that can be utilized in the histology laboratory. Additionally, there is a wealth of information regarding the troubleshooting of day to day common issues that can be the cause of sub-optimal results. Laboratory safety and regulations are also addressed.  The Histology Handbook is a valuable reference to experienced laboratory personnel and students of histology alike.

Clifford M Chapman has over 40 years experience managing both private reference and teaching hospital pathology laboratories in the Boston area.  He also has over 30 years experience presenting lectures, workshops, teleconferences and webinars at the local, regional and national level. Mr. Chapman is a specialist in histological techniques, quality management, laboratory workflow and laboratory safety.  He is an author and co-author of over thirty scientific publications, including his most recent book “Dermatopathology Laboratory Techniques”.  

“The Histology Handbook” is available directly from Amazon.com.

Please know that a portion of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to:

The Jimmy Fund, located at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. 


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