This website provides useful information on different aspects of grossing technology in surgical pathology, with an emphasis on biopsies and small specimens. It was originally conceived as a venue for methodological experience exchange in 2002. However, the website has developed beyond grossing techniques and instruments. The website’s articles, which visitors can access depending on their current interests, discuss not only the how but also the why of the technology.

The site presents “Grossing in Dermatopathology” manual. These materials include examples of actual specimens. The manual can be of interest to histotechnologists, pathologists’ assistants, pathology residents, pathologists, and perhaps dermatologists.

In addition to the commonly accepted rules and official regulations, the Safety section presents some unconventional approaches derived from practice. Emphasis is made on personal responsibility in maintaining safety at the work place.

The Grossing Case Studies section provides an analysis of gross descriptions of actual pathologist’s reports. Without intruding in the pathologist’s diagnosis, the dissection of gross description intends to show how grossing can support or hinder the pathologist’s work in generating a high-quality diagnosis.

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding section can be useful for laboratory practitioners. The reference materials with case scenarios explain the basic principles of CPT coding specifically for surgical pathology bench workers. Our second website “Surgical Pathology CPT Coding CookBookwww.surgpathcode.com is the offshoot of this section. The site responds in the blog to current problems of CPT coding.

The website intends to connect visitors with manufacturers, distributers, and educational services. The marketing and professional evaluations of valuable products are complementary and mutually beneficial.

Based on the notion that people won’t regard something as valuable unless they pay for it, this site accepts donations in the form of responses and references.  The website is redesigned to make easier comments and a productive discussion. There are many problems in surgical pathology grossing technology which ought to be discussed. Hopefully, this website will be used as an educational tool and will be interesting to a wide range of visitors, including but not limited to histotechnologists, pathologists’ assistants, pathology residents, and pathologists.

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