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Immunohistochemistry (HSTO 240)

Credit Course

2 credits

$122 per credit

in-county, fees apply

Is a course in which students explore methods that use antibodies to check certain antigens in a tissue sample. Immunohistochemistry is used in the pathology laboratory as an aid in the differential diagnosis and classification of cancer, and for certain other diseases, including infections. The student demonstrates the purpose, principles, reagents, controls, troubleshooting, and results of each immunohistochemical stain. Learning the theory and techniques employed in the histology laboratory prepares the students to successfully integrate greater skills to enter the field of histotechnology. Course offered once a year (spring).

Prerequisite(s): HSTO 155.