Tissue pathways for gastrointestinal and pancreatobiliary pathology

Royal College of Pathologists - RCPATH
Royal College of Pathologists
Publication date:
01 January 2016


This document is intended as a guide to reasonable practice and attempts to provide useful information in dealing with each type of specimen.  Many UK laboratories have adopted approaches based on their own experience, evidence, and resources, which may differ from these guidelines but which achieve the same outcome: this document does not aim to change such approaches. In addition, the document is not intended as a replacement for standard textbooks but highlights the principles of handling and reporting non-neoplastic gastrointestinal and pancreatobiliary histopathology specimens.