General Cytopathology & Immunocyto chemistry
Cytology, also known as cytotechnology or cytopathology, is a specialized field in medical lab technology in which technicians examine cells for signs of cancer. Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) is a technique used to improve the clinical management of thyroid lesions, Thyroid Cytopathology. The introduction of a standardized and reproducible terminology system for diagnosis of a particular condition should reduce the need for unnecessary investigations and operations. Standardization of terminology is expected to improve patient safety and reduce risk to patients as any positive result will be identified and acted upon quickly. Immunocytochemistry (ICC) is a common laboratory technique that is used to anatomically visualize the localization of a specific protein or antigen in cells by use of a specific primary antibody that binds to it. The primary antibody allows visualization of the protein under a fluorescence microscope when it is bound by a secondary antibody that has a conjugated fluorophore.
The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is an international membership medical society with over 1,700 members from 43 countries around the world. The ATA delivers its mission -of being devoted to thyroid biology and to the prevention and treatment of thyroid disease through excellence in research, clinical care, education, and public health. Likewise, Akrimax Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Bayer Healthcare/OnyxPharmaceuticals, CBLPath, Endocrine Education, Inc. and much more are there in the tip of the growth of Cytopathology era.